A Strategic Plan for the 21st Century was the University’s first strategic plan under the leadership of President Edward J. Ray. The plan articulated the University’s vision to be ranked among the top ten land grant institutions in America; adopted the core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect and social responsibility; discussed the enabling conditions necessary for the University to achieve its vision; and outlined five multidisciplinary thematic areas that integrate the missions of teaching, research, and outreach as charged by the people of Oregon:

  • Advancing the arts and sciences as the foundation for scientific discovery, social and cultural enhancement, and progress in the applied professions;
  • Understanding the origin, dynamics, and sustainability of the Earth and its resources;
  • Optimizing enterprise, innovation, and economic development;
  • Realizing fundamental contributions in the life sciences and optimizing the health and well-being of the public.
  • Managing natural resources that contribute to Oregon’s quality of life and growing and sustaining natural resources-based industries.

Supporting documentation and materials can be found here.