Strategic Priorities Hub

Welcome to our Strategic Priorities Hub!  

Cleveland State University is preparing for an exciting future by focusing its resources on 7 key priorities outlined in our Statement of Strategic Priorities.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University were cordially invited to learn more at a series of Town Hall meetings. Additional presentations were conducted at a regularly scheduled MASA meeting and a student luncheon.

A Strategic Priorities Steering Committee has been formed to steer this effort, and various sub-committees are tackling the directional goals in support of the 7 priorities. More information on the progress of these efforts will be available on this site following the Town Hall meetings.

Strategic Priorities Steering Committee

Jianping Zhu – Provost (Chair)
Roland Anglin – Dean, Levin College of Urban Studies
Michael Biehl – Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
Marius Boboc – Vice Provost for Academic Planning
Bill Bowen – President, Faculty Senate
Randy Deike – Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success
Lee Fisher – Dean, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Jeanell Hughes – Chief Talent Officer
Heather Link – Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Colleen McMahon – Associate Professor, Psychology
Julie Rehm – Vice President for Advancement
Allyson Robichaud – Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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Read the full Statement of Strategic Priorities here: 
Statement of Strategic Priorities

Mission Statement 

Empowering Students. Creating Knowledge. Engaging Communities. Shaping Our World. 

Vision Statement

We will be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. We will be both:

  1. An anchor institution for Northeast Ohio, recognized for cutting-edge research, creative activity, and innovative collaborations that drive economic development and enrich the lives of our students and citizens, and;
  2. A beacon institution whose vitality attracts diverse and talented students, faculty, and staff from within and outside the region, thereby enhancing our distinctive and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.

Townhall Video