The new Jackson State University strategic plan details how our university will meet the global challenges and expectations that are inherent in the changing landscape of higher education, and it serves as the roadmap for the University’s prioritizations, decisions, and resources, and for advancing Jackson State University as a recognized leader in higher education.
The strategic framework outlines the priorities and goals that will assist in positioning JSU to build on its growth and advance its status in higher education. Jackson State University will move forward by focusing its efforts around a framework of six strategic goals for the next five years.
Details pertaining to each goal are provided below. To assist in realizing these goals, the JSU community will pursue a number of objectives, strategies, and initiatives. The collaborative work groups also identified a number of key performance indicators that will assist in assessing the University’s progress toward reaching its goals. It will be the collective objectives, strategies, and initiatives along with the manner in which the Jackson State University community pursues them that will help drive the University toward growth and excellence during the next five years.
ackson State University will become one of the most student-centered universities in the country by implementing relevant and appropriate student success strategies, developing students holistically and ensuring student Return on Investment (ROI). Some of the objectives that we will achieve in pursuit of this goal include:
ackson State University will become one of the most respected and prominent academic institutions in the country by becoming a Top 10 U.S. News & World Report ranked HBCU, providing quality teaching using various modalities to develop technologically-advanced, ethical, and global leaders, and having the largest and best HBCU online degree program offerings.
ackson State University will raise the level of research prominence by leveraging our “high research activity” status, increasing our research capabilities, growing strategic partnerships, driving innovation and economic development, and providing opportunities for faculty and students to engage in impactful collaborative research.
ackson State University will become one of the premier NCAA FCS sports programs in the country where student-athletes compete fearlessly on and off the field, are retained and graduate, have access to quality coaching, mentorship, and facilities, and are actively engaged in campus life beyond athletics.
etain and grow our status as one of the most beautiful and attractive urban campuses in the country by continuously investing in our physical plant and grounds, repairing and renovating older facilities and building new structures in order to compete favorably for students, faculty, and staff.
ackson State University will become nationally known for quality customer service, efficient and effective operations, nurturing, caring and competent faculty and staff, and alumni who readily give of their time, talent, and treasure, fulfilling our desire to be an exceptional community, city, and state resource and partner.