Strategic Planning 2017-18

In 2017-18, Sonoma State University is engaged in a strategic planning process that will set the direction for the university for years to come. Changes in leadership, organizational structure, personnel, and student demographics provide the backdrop to this planning process.

Student success is a top priority as we continue to improve graduation and retention rates and seek to eliminate the under-represented and Pell-eligible student achievement gap.

The planning process will position Sonoma State to serve all stakeholders—students, faculty, staff, alumni, business leaders, and community members—with integrity and will help Sonoma State be a leader in public higher education for the region and the state.  

Input about strategic planning can be sent at any time to Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process!

How important is it for SSU to be a national model for Student Success and Academic Excellence?

39% Absolutely essential, 39% Very important, 18% Average importance, 3% Little importance, 1% No importance

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APRIL 18 · Progress Update · Salazar Hall
See the data that has been compiled and learn more about how we have been shaping our strategic plan. The display will be available to the campus community all day.
8-9 a.m.
Enjoy coffee and donuts, chat with the Strategic Planning Taskforce and University Leadership.
5-6 p.m.
Enjoy cookies in the evening and chat with the Strategic Planning Taskforce and University Leadership.

MAY 9 · Kick-Off Party · Seawolf Plaza
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate with President Sakaki to kick-off the Strategic Plan. Pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and entertainment.