Finding our True North

Charting a course for 2023 to 2027

The 2023 to 2027 Strategic Plan process

As required by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents, the University is starting the process to produce a new five-year, transformative Strategic Plan covering the period of 2023 to 2027. The University has engaged with Grant Thornton to assist the development of this plan, who will provide guidance and a strategic planning framework that accounts for trends, industry dynamics and market pressures that could influence the University's strategic direction.

Review the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan draft

Review the draft of the Strategic Plan online

The Strategic Plan was finalized and submitted to the Board of Regents for approval in June 2022. The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is still in draft form but is now available to the University community for review.

Read the Strategic Plan draft

You may also choose to view an accessible version of the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan draft.

Strategic Plan listening sessions

We launched a series of fall semester-long listening visits with our schools, colleges, divisions and units. These are all meetings where we invited you to bring with you the best, brightest and most audacious goals and ideas you might have for your area and for our University. Members of an ad hoc University Strategic Plan advisory committee also attended these meetings.

Strategic Planning team members

The University has served the state of Nevada since 1874, first from Elko, then from Reno. Through time, the University of Nevada, Reno has evolved to become a comprehensive institution of higher education for learning, discovery and community engagement across the full range of academic disciplines. The University regularly engages in strategic planning, master planning and program review in order to meet future needs in instruction, research and community outreach and engagement.


Our mission

Inspired by its land-grant foundation, the University of Nevada, Reno provides outstanding learning, discovery and engagement programs that serve the economic social, environmental and cultural needs of the citizens of Nevada, the nation and the world. The University recognizes and embraces the critical importance in preparing students for global citizenship and is committed to a culture of excellence, inclusion and accessibility.


Our vision

Is to educate and graduate the best-prepared, confident leaders for the state, national and global community; to be a nexus for research and creativity that focuses on vital issues of our time; and to serve as a catalyst for the betterment of our society

Our core themes

Learning We prepare graduates to compete globally through high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences and selected professional programs
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Discovery We create new knowledge through basic and applied research, scholarship and artistry in strategically selected fields relevant to Nevada and its role in the broader world.
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Engagement We strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people by engaging with Nevada's citizens, communities and governments.
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