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Strategic Plan - SOAR

MSU aspires to be the best public regional university in the South. This plan maps out our commitment to Student Success, Outcomes, Academic Excellence, & Rankings and Regional Responsiveness.

Message from MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan

As we celebrate the 135-year history of Morehead State University, we reflect on the humble beginnings of our past and the progress we have made as an educational institution leading up to today. Our environment today presents an opportune time to think strategically about our future and to find ways to advance the vision and mission of MSU further.

With the implementation of a new performance funding formula for higher education in the Commonwealth, and the expiration of the University’s existing Strategic Plan, the campus undertook a new visioning and planning process in the fall of 2017. The final plan will become the blueprint to move MSU forward. It affirms and clarifies the University’s long-term vision and goals, provides a multi-year direction that builds upon current planning, informs annual operating unit plans and becomes the framework for charting our forward movement.

MSU aspires to advance its standing within recognized rankings of public regional universities in the South through prioritizing and focusing on the goals of student success, outcomes; academic excellence; and rankings, reputation and regional responsiveness. The strategies identified in the Strategic Plan support these goals and will strengthen our efforts to provide our students the quality educational experience they deserve and will require to be successful as professionals and as citizens in the global environment. 

I look forward to working with each of you as we use this plan to build on the institution's strengths toward an even stronger MSU.

View the Strategic Plan 2018-25


The Board of Regents approved an extension of the current strategic plan through 2025 at the December 2, 2021, Board meeting.

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