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June 16, 2021

Idaho State Board of Education approves Boise State’s new strategic plan, Blueprint for Success.  To request a PDF copy of the plan, please email

February 9, 2021

President Tromp announces Boise State University’s new strategic plan, pending Idaho State Board of Education approval. The changes to the strategic plan reflect the feedback from campus and external stakeholders that raised common themes concerning student success, the vision statement, opportunity and support for all students and employees, and clarity of the original strategies (see this Update story for a full account of survey and focus group feedback). The most salient revisions include a new vision statement, a succinct, one-sentence revised mission statement, a new goal to “Improve Educational Access and Student Success” and corresponding strategies, a new sustainability strategy under the goal “Foster Thriving Community”, and revised strategies for each of the remaining original goals.

January 11, 2021

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee submits draft of new University Strategic Plan to President Tromp for review.

December 16, 2020

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is pleased to share the campus feedback on the strategic plan–mission, vision, values and goals. The feedback was collected and analyzed from the survey released to campus on October 28th.

October 25, 2020

The strategic planning steering committee invites faculty and staff participation in a survey concerning Boise State’s mission, vision, values and goals. The survey opens Oct. 28 and will be sent to all faculty staff via email. It closes Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The survey was developed from the comments, questions and ideas that surfaced during focus groups, open forums, town halls and other constituent meetings. Faculty and staff feedback on the mission, vision, values, and goals of the strategic planning framework are welcomed and valued.

“Your insights and ideas are genuinely critical to the process and will help shape how the university emerges from the immediate challenges of the pandemic and for the longer-term direction of Boise State,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State president. “Thank you in advance for participating in this important process during such a busy and challenging time.”

The survey will take about 25 minutes to complete. In December, after all responses have been gathered and analyzed by Institutional Research, the committee will share results with the campus.

September 26, 2020

Each strategic planning team leads will host two open forums open to students, faculty and staff for each goal of the strategic plan. Zoom links have been provided to all faculty, staff and students via email from For questions, please email

Create a Thriving Community

Oct. 2, 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

Trailblaze New Connections

Oct. 7, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Serve All of Idaho

Oct. 5, 1-2 p.m.

Oct. 8. noon-1 p.m.

Advance Research and Creative Activity

Oct. 5, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Pursue Innovation

Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

September 18, 2020

The Powerpoint presentation shared at the Sept. 15 and Sept. 18 strategic planning town hall is now available to view in downloadable form or online.

September 4, 2020

There will be multiple opportunities for the campus community to engage in the planning process. The first campus-wide opportunities will be two town halls conducted via Zoom from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and Sept. 18. The town halls will focus on the overall context and process for the strategic planning process and allow time for question and answer. If demand exceeds the capacity of these town halls (Boise State’s Zoom license limits us to 300 participants), more opportunities will be offered. Next week, the Boise State campus community will receive information about how to access the Zoom links for the town halls.

July 10, 2020

The university’s 15-member Strategic Planning Steering Committee convened on July 10 for its kick-off meeting. The committee will engage with the wider campus community throughout the process as the university strategic plan is developed, utilizing subcommittees and specialized workgroups as needed to brainstorm ideas, review campus feedback, identify challenges and barriers, and develop strategies.