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MSU STRATEGIC PLAN 2014 - 2018 (For the Updated Strategic Plan 2018-22, visit

I am pleased to introduce ASPIRE 2014 - 2018 – the road map to our preferred future at Morehead State University. This plan is the result of an 18-month process involving members of the MSU Board of Regents, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members and others committed to helping MSU become the best public regional university in the South.  

 Our goal was to develop an ambitious agenda designed to move the institution forward during a changing climate for higher education and challenging economic times in our nation, state and region. We feel that ASPIRE 2014 - 2018 achieves that objective.

Our University is already an acknowledged leader in many areas of academic excellence and regional outreach. This plan will continue to build momentum in these areas through the creation of new, innovative programs and delivery methods and more efficient use of precious resources.

The identified strategies will strengthen our effort to provide a comprehensive educational experience that empowers students to be successful in an increasingly global environment. ASPIRE 2014 - 2018 will serve as the foundation for all of our planning at MSU over the next five years.

During this time, we will see transformations in our organization, campus and how we educate our students. Hundreds of people have spent the last 18 months planning the work for the institution, now I would ask everyone in our MSU family to help us work the plan.

Wayne D. Andrews