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The 10-year strategic plan—Rowing, Not Drifting 2030—was developed following an extensive, collaborative process with university stakeholders. In 2019, UNC developed a comprehensive vision that will serve the university over the next decade. The vision is composed of the vision statement, five vision elements, and 2030 outcomes that serve as the foundation in support of and in service to UNC's students, faculty, staff, alumni, and extended community. It also guides the work of our five phases over the next decade, as well as the implementation of our supporting key actions and tactics.

Vision Statement

The University of Northern Colorado will be the institution that Colorado looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.

Five Vision Elements

The Five Vision Elements are the major building blocks of our vision, each of which describes an institutional priority. Each vision element outlines specific outcomes that will be achieved by 2030.  

Andy Feinstein

As we carry out this vital mission, our students, faculty, and staff deserve a university that listens, sees, and hears them; they deserve a university that learns and grows alongside them. It is in this spirit that we developed our vision and this first two-year phase of our Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 strategic plan to give direction and focus to our efforts in the coming years.

-Andy Feinstein, UNC President