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strategic plan Overview


In support of Oregon State University's strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared, the Division of Student Affairs is engaging in its own strategic planning process to guide the division's areas of focus and help accomplish our shared university goals.

The division's new strategic plan will launch in fall 2024 and continue through the end of the 2030 academic year, in alignment with the OSU strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Committee co-leads, Maureen Cochran and Clare Creighton, will be working with the consulting firm transform.forward, committee members and division colleagues to ensure broad engagement and transparency. Learn more details about project timelines and processes.

Project Goals


Goal One:
Develop strategic plan to be implemented from fall 2024 through the academic year ending 2030.
Goal Two:
Develop implementation strategy for plan rollout and ongoing monitoring of the plan's progress.
Goal Three:
Develop approach to align divisional reporting processes with the strategic plan reporting.


Ways to Engage


Thank you to all the division members who joined the four strategic planning visioning sessions with the consulting firm transform.forward in March and April. Employees from across the division participated in these collaborative workshops to identify strategic priorities.

The Strategic Planning Committee co-leads are committed to ensuring that stakeholders from across the division will have multiple opportunities to participate in the development of the plan. Stay tuned for the latest information — regular updates on the planning process and participation opportunities will be shared via the saemp email listserv. Please email the Strategic Planning Committee co-leads with questions or feedback.

Contact the Committee Co-leads

Major Deadlines


Winter 2024

Project Scoping
Committee Finalization
User Persona Development

Spring 2024

Stakeholder Engagement
Committee Assignments
Stakeholder Analysis
Define Focus Areas

Summer 2024

Draft Plan
Review Process
Finalize Plan
Develop Plan Materials

Fall 2024

Launch Plan
Implement Strategies
Project Review
Identify Ongoing Processes

Committee Members


Maureen Cochran, co-lead
Clare Creighton, co-lead

Brandi Douglas
Scott Etherton
Bonnie Hemrick
Kristi King
Thom King
Reagan Le
Tracy Monie
Elizabeth Simmons
Lauren Skousen
Lizzet Stone
Erin Wirkkala
Nan Xie