Strategic Plan

Julia Zhao (right) and Hui Pu were among the 10 UND research teams awarded funding to hire a postdoctoral associate for a two-year period. The 10 awardees were chosen from 39 research proposals – up from the 31 submitted in the program’s first year. Jackie Lorentz photo/UND Today.

Postdocs on lock

January 12, 2018

Second round of postdoctoral seed funding highlights Grand Challenges and fostering research culture

UND Alumni Association & Foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink talks at the latest Provost Forum about work she's spearheading to evaluate and refine the effectiveness and impact of alumni engagement activities, as part of the new One UND Stratetic Plan implementation. Image courtesy of  Sam Melquist.

Forum focuses on fiscal health

January 9, 2018

New fundraising and budget strategies to stave off potential future economic challenges dominate end-of-year discussion

UND's President Mark Kennedy and his Executive Council gathered a group of campus leaders to revise the University's mission statement, which was written in 1991. The new mission statement will be shorter, sharper and more aligned with the strategic priorities of the institution.

On a mission

December 14, 2017

UND reexamining Mission Statement with eye toward changes that express new Strategic Plan’s strength and promise for the future

UND plans to lift research and discovery to a level consistent with most research-intensive universities (Strategic Plan Goal No. 4) by following by following seven action steps, laid out in the most recent Provost Forum.

Growing research, fostering inclusion

December 5, 2017

Latest Provost Forum reveals progress in UND Strategic Plan’s discovery and engagement goals

UND President Mark Kennedy leads discussion during recent cabinet-level meeting at which the goal captains for the One UND Strategic Plan presented their implementation teams’ latest accomplishments, laid out next tasks and ask for input from other cabinet members. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

North Dakota’s opportunity engine picks up steam

November 30, 2017

UND Strategic Plan leaders mark victories in enhancing learning, discovery and engagement

A Nov. 9 Provost Forum, hosted by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo, included progress updates from Sherry Lawdermilt, project manager of Goal No. 6 (meeting the educational needs of the active-duty military, veterans, and their families) and Jeff Holm, project manager of Goal No. 3 (deliver more educational opportunities on campus and online).

Opportunity drivers

November 14, 2017

Strategic Plan project managers deliver plans to ignite military and online learning prospects

Chris Felege (above center) teaches biology students about invasive animal species in his classroom at UND. He is one the growing list of faculty, advisors and staff who are spreading the word: about Starfish: the future of communication and academic planning for UND’s next class of leaders in action. UND archival photo.

Many arms of Starfish support

October 31, 2017

UND faculty, advisors laud student success system for opening communication

First steps: liberal arts and retention

First steps: liberal arts and retention

October 31, 2017

Latest Provost Forum offers updates on UND Strategic Plan Goals No. 1 and 2

Powerful progress

Powerful progress

October 24, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan goal captains lay out early accomplishments of implementation teams

Jason Trainer (above), UND director of admissions, took time at the latest UND Provost Fora to explain how the work of the marketing and web teams correlates to increasing recruitment. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Marketing milestones

October 16, 2017

UND Provost Fora continue with updates on branding, web redevelopment and recruitment

Sherry Lawdermilt, UND director of administrative services technology, is a former Marine who grew up the daughter of a Marine, was asked by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo to be a project manager to spearhead development of Goal No. 6 (meet the educational needs of the military), part of the One UND Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Serving those who serve

October 12, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Marine veteran leads UND team tasked with meeting military education needs

Advisors of the One UND Strategic Plan ship commander and UND President Mark Kennedy – including the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Plan goal captains and student representation – were called together Sept. 25 for a final review of the full project charter. The document defines the objectives and scope of the plan and contains a framework for analysis of the plan’s costs, resources and risks.

Charted path

October 12, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan charter receives finishing touches, signed off on by President Mark Kennedy

Under a revised plan, the Center will have a set of new service lines focused on student experiential learning and internships, as well as support for entrepreneurs and new business ventures in the form of space, business planning, research support, mentorship, relationship building and more.

New era at Center for Innovation

October 10, 2017

Revamped mission offers path to stronger collaborations with campus, students and business community

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk

More action, brighter future

More action, brighter future

September 19, 2017

Campus open fora return with discussion of achievements and strategic plans for the future