Choosing Promise - Adopted 2019

The new plan, called “Choosing Promise,” articulates the university’s strategic direction and will serve as its roadmap through 2024. It states the university’s mission, vision and values. It also lists areas of intentional focus and goals, as well as metrics that will be used to measure progress toward those goals and the specific actions needed to help reach them. The university will begin using “Choosing Promise” in January 2019. The Strategic Planning Committee and the Planning Council, as well as faculty, staff, students and community members, carefully considered the Montana University System’s strategic plan as well as the accreditation process to ensure that our goals and metrics move MSU forward.

Mission, Vision and Values

Intentional Focus 1: Transformational Learning

Intentional Focus 2: Scholarship That Improves Lives

Intentional Focus 3: Expanding Engagement


View the archived 2012-2019 strategic plan: Mountains & Minds: Learners & Leaders