Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan, Impact 2015

Extended to 2017

Bloomsburg University's Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC), a committee made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members embarked on a long-range strategic planning process during 2009-10.

Impact 2015: Building on the Past, Leading for the Future began with deep thought and spirited discussion on what lies at the core of Bloomsburg University: our mission, values and vision.

Refined with feedback from the campus and the community, the following statements capture the essential qualities that define the university, both today and in the future, centered on preparing students for successful lives in an increasingly complex world.

SPARC is leading the strategic planning efforts with involvement from the entire BU community — faculty, staff, students, alumni and administration — as well as the greater Bloomsburg community will be the hallmark of a successful strategic plan.

State System Action Plan 2016-17




Key Strategic Issues


Value Statement

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students, faculty and staff value collaboration, community, critical thinking, diversity, excellence, integrity, knowledge, opportunity, personal and professional growth, and respect.


Vision Statements

Bloomsburg University aspires to:

  • be a premier public comprehensive university, recognized as a center of thinking, learning and academic excellence
  • anticipate and address the changing needs of the Commonwealth
  • be a diverse community that produces positive change
  • provide resources to maximize opportunities for success
  • be a good steward of our resources and the environment
  • develop individuals to be contributing citizens

A plan in action

Directions and Initiatives for the four key strategic issues identified by SPARC. Using the four strategic issues and associated goals, SPARC identified specific Action Steps (updated for Impact 2017) to accomplish those goals. Twelve of the steps are current university Top Priorities. Although action steps have been identified, the plan is a dynamic document where goals and action steps can be changed.


Strategic Planning Grants

Supporting the strategic plan by funding new innovative projects and the development of Centers of Excellence and Innovative Programs, leading to academic excellence, fiscal sustainability, enhanced enrollment management and stronger sense of community.

Strategic Statement

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is an inclusive comprehensive public university that prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.