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Strategic Planning

Help plan Boise State's future

The working vision for the next chapter of Boise State is to accelerate Boise State as a transformative university preparing people for a changing world. Your input is valuable. Attend an upcoming planning session, or share your ideas, questions and comments with the planning committee.

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Writing the next chapter in Boise State's history.

Boise State University is embarking on an effort to continue the unique trajectory that has marked our growth and development — from a community college to a four-year university to the doctoral institution with “high research activity” that we have become in recent years. Just as our then-master’s level university once envisioned the audacious goal of becoming a “metropolitan research university of distinction,” it is time to look toward the unimagined opportunities of the future.

Boise State is a transformative public university that serves Idaho and prepares people and communities for a changing world. Integrating teaching, research, creativity, and service, the university provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment to advance social, economic and cultural vitality.


These goals will accelerate Boise State’s rise as a transformative university preparing people for a changing world and advancing innovation for Idaho, student success, and for global impact.

Pursue Innovation

Expand and implement leading-edge innovations and entrepreneurial ideas to provide access to integrated high-quality teaching, service, research and creative activities.

Create a Thriving Community

Create a fair, inclusive, and accessible environment to enable all members of the campus community to make a living, make a life and make a difference.

Advance Research and Creative Activity

Advance the research and creative mission of the university community by using transformational approaches to solve grand challenges.

Trailblaze new connections

Enhance and foster pathbreaking interdisciplinary programs and activities that transcend traditional fields of study.

Serve All of Idaho

Attend to the evolving needs of Idaho, from those who have been traditionally served to those who have been underserved across the state, including students, employers, and communities.

These goals derive from the original “goalposts” articulated by Dr. Marlene Tromp after she studied the university during her candidacy and completed a year-long listening tour with both the Boise State community and external stakeholders.