Strategic Plan

UND President Mark Kennedy recently updated about 100 members of the Greater Grand Forks Economic Development Corp., and The Chamber of Grand Forks-East Grand Forks on how UND’s roughly year old One UND strategic plan is surging ahead. He also urged the business community to get behind the University as the chief opportunity engine for the region and premier flagship university on the Northern Plains. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Year’s worth of thriving – not just surviving

July 10, 2018 at

Kennedy updates business community on strategic plan progress, urges leaders to work together


On the right track

June 7, 2018 at

New online and face-to-face graduate accountancy degrees in high demand

UND Marketing & Creative Services Web specialist Matt Schill conducts training on the new UND website for University employees. The new website is set to launch May 21. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

New website launches May 21

May 15, 2018 at

Updated front door for UND targets prospective students, is mobile friendly and ‘visually stunning’

UND’s new mission statement was approved by the State Board of Higher Education on April 26.  UND archival photo.

Mission complete

May 10, 2018 at

What’s in a statement? UND’s updated version gets to the core of what it is and does in 200 fewer words

UND President Mark Kennedy , last week, spoke to a packed room, making the case that UND delivers quality education and is aligned with state priorities. His comments came during the president's annual University Council address. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Making the case

May 8, 2018 at

In case you missed it: University well-positioned for the future, says President Kennedy in U-Council address

Since that time, UND’s administration has received a number of queries from faculty and staff members about a new VSIP at UND. Today’s announcement serves as UND’s intention to provide that opportunity to tenured faculty and staff members, effective Monday, ¬Dec. 3, 2018. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. UND archival photo.

Embracing change

May 1, 2018 at

VPFO: UND better positioned to adapt to new round of fiscal austerity thanks to strategic plan

Stacey Borboa-Peterson will direct the new Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Strategic merger

April 24, 2018 at

New Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion combines American Indian Student Services with Multicultural Programs & Services

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.

Forum addresses evolving face of campus

April 17, 2018 at

Head of UND facilities lays out full menu of University projects in construction, demolition and parking

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (middle) made a five-hour visit to the University of North Dakota campus on April 6, during which he heard UND’s plan to overcome higher education challenges to serve its students and the state. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Hello, Governor!

April 10, 2018 at

UND shows Governor Doug Burgum its plan for opportunity in a challenging higher education landscape

In the heart of Grand Forks, students, researchers and scholars are working as One UND to move society forward. The Flagship University of the Northern Plains is soaring as it serves as the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota, using the One UND Strategic Plan as its compass. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Strategic Plan for North Dakota

April 5, 2018 at

One UND Strategic Plan marks multiple milestones toward purpose of serving the state and its students

Driving world-changing developments of UAS in a way that reflects UND's values is one of five bold Grand Challenges that UND as put upon itself to help generate opportunity in North Dakota, address social issues and diversity the state's economy.

Igniting opportunity

April 5, 2018 at

Grand Challenges proposal could propel state growth

President Kennedy calls Merrifield Hall (above) “the most beautiful building on campus, a real architectural jewel.”
However, built in 1929 and nestled in the heart of campus, the liberal arts hub carries a heavy price tag in deferred maintenance costs and needs updates. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Smart investments for the future

April 5, 2018 at

UND finalizing priority funding requests for examination during the next Legislative session

Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

University Avenue: Grand Forks’ New Main Street

April 5, 2018 at

City partners with UND to innovatively unite the community’s two ‘downtowns’

UND President Mark Kennedy says, in a statement today to staff and faculty that he is optimistic for the future of the University because of the strategic goals set out in the OneUND Strategic Plan. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

President Kennedy: UND committed to advocate for raises in next biennium

April 3, 2018 at

Rewarding faculty and staff for success of University remains a top priority, President says

Tera Buckley, assistant director of Marketing & Creative Services, said a slight hiccup in migrating UND's revamped website means the timeline to see souped up more- responsive site – a major item in UND’s Strategic Plan Goal Three aim of enrolling and retaining students – will be adjusted from the end of April to May 21. The date was chosen to avoid disrupting the wrap of the spring semester. Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today.

Revving up recruitment and retention

March 27, 2018 at

March Provost Forum touts positive progress with UND website updates and Starfish student success