Our Vision For Tomorrow

With input from the campus community and beyond, Appalachian's 32-member University Planning and Priorities Council (UPPC) is leading the process for planning the strategic direction of Appalachian for the next five years.

The new strategic plan will guide Appalachian in its vision, mission, and service to the people of North Carolina under the guidance of the UNC's strategic plan for 2013-2018 titled "Our Time, Our Future: the UNC Compact with North Carolina".

Strategic Planning Open Forum Sessions

Conversations surrounding the development of the new strategic plan are underway, and a series of open forums are scheduled in order to share the process with the campus and to hear viewpoints about the possible mission of and vision for the university. Open forum dates/times are shown below. All meetings will be held in Room 421 Belk Library. You may register through the Workshop Scheduler. Please consider participating in this discovery process.

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Message From The Provost

Dear friends,

Appalachian State University is developing a vision for the future through the strategic planning process. We are challenged to identify and embrace the aspirational ideas and initiatives that will significantly enhance the experiences of our students, faculty and staff and positively impact the region and beyond.

As we set a course for the next decades, we recognize the importance of including all stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends) in charting a course that will allow us to maintain and enrich the "Appalachian experience." Thank you to those of you who completed our strategic planning survey in January-February 2013, offering candid input on items that address who we are and what we do as an institution, and our impact. Appalachian State University is a thriving and exceptional institution with a bright future, and we are moving forward in shaping Appalachian's bold vision for tomorrow.

If you have any comments or questions during the strategic planning process, please contact me or any of our UPPC members. This is a community endeavor and I look forward to our continued work together.

Dr. Lori Gonzalez
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chair, University Planning and Priorities Council


Mailing Address
Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning
ASU Box 32078
Boone, NC 28608-2078

Physical Address
Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning
B.B. Dougherty Administration Building
438 Academy Street, Room 200
Boone, NC 28608-2078




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