As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success.
Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.
Student Success; Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity; Diversity and Inclusion; Community Engagement; Innovation; Integrity; and Accountability
Welcome to the University's
new Strategic Plan
I invite you to check out Sacramento State's new Strategic Plan for the University.
The plan will guide all aspects of our work for the next several years. Since our Strategic Plan was last revised in 2007, Sacramento State and public higher education in general have changed dramatically. New challenges, opportunities and technologies are transforming everything we do as an institution.
Our goal was to create a new plan that shapes the mission, vision, values and strategic direction of the University so we can succeed as an institution in the years to come.
I personally thank everyone who participated in the planning process, including the students, graduates, faculty, staff, community members and supporters who provided feedback about the University and suggestions on where we should go as an institution.
I appreciate your interest in the future of Sacramento State, and I look forward to working with you to ensure a brighter future for our students and community.
- President Alexander Gonzalez
Sacramento State's Strategic Goals, 2014-2020
Enhance student learning
Foster innovative teaching, scholarship, and research
Commit to engaging the community by building enduring partnerships that strengthen and enrich the region
Excel as a place to learn, work, live, and visit
Engage students in a comprehensive university experience
Promote a strong
The Strategic Planning Process
In 2013, students, faculty and staff began creating a new Strategic Plan for Sacramento State. The process included months of research and discussions with representatives from all areas of the campus and external communities.
Led by President Alexander Gonzalez and Professor Michael Wright, members of the Strategic Planning Committee sought input from students, faculty, staff, graduates, community members and supporters. They held focus groups and forums, and received input through online comment forms.
The result is a new Strategic Plan that reflects the needs, ideas and ambitions of our entire community. It sets goals and measures for achievement, and frames the work to be done to ensure a successful Sacramento State.
October 2013: Establish the planning framework
November 2013: Gather community input
January 2014: Present key findings
February 2014: Develop strategic priorities and indicators of achievement
March 2014: Draft the Strategic Plan
March/April 2014: Post the draft Strategic Plan for public review
April 2014: Present the draft Strategic Plan to President Gonzalez and the Strategic Planning Committee
August 2014: Present the Strategic Plan at the 2014 Fall Address
Fall 2014: Develop strategic plans for individual schools, colleges and units