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UMD Strategic Plan

The University of Maryland’s 2008 strategic plan, "Maryland: Higher Expectations,” set forth a vision of an institution unmatched in its capacity to attract talent, to create knowledge to address the most important issues of our time, and to produce the leaders of tomorrow. The 2016 update, “Equal to the Best,” charts a road map to become a top-10 flagship university, “equal to the best in the nation,” as its state mandate reads.


Planning for Our Future

Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice is leading the university’s current strategic planning process to engage our community in an inclusive and collaborative process to build a blueprint for the future of the University of Maryland. Our strategic planning process is guided by the foundational principles of excellence; diversity, equity and inclusion; impact; innovation; collaboration; and service to humanity. More than 500 individuals have been directly involved in forward-thinking discussions, including UMD faculty, staff, students, alumni, and board members, as well as external partners and state leaders.

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