Inspiring Millersville's Future!

Cabinet Approves Proposed Strategic Plan

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee presented the proposed 2014-2017 Strategic Plan to Cabinet on March 26, 2014. Cabinet approved the plan at their April 1, 2014 meeting. The newly approved plan is available HERE.

The new strategic plan will serve as a blueprint to guide the future of Millersville University, as we Engage Today for a Successful Tomorrow.


Millersville University provides diverse, dynamic, meaningful experiences to inspire learners to grow both intellectually and personally to enable them to contribute positively to local and global communities.


We will transform each learner's unique potential into the capacity for successful engagement in career and life opportunities.

EPPIC Values:

Exploration, Professionalism, Public Mission, Integrity and Compassion


Goal Focus Areas:

A.  To engage learners to contribute positively to contemporary and future workplaces and communities.

B. To ensure long-term success of the University.

C. To embrace agility within our culture of excellence.

The efforts of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the input and alignment from the University community are greatly appreciated!   The plan now needs to be endorsed by the Council of Trustees at their June 2014 meeting.

Need more information about the Planning Process?

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) met regularly, participated in several mini-retreats, and engaged the University community to propose an updated mission statement, a new vision, core values, as well as new goals for at least the next three years.  The draft plan was delivered to the Cabinet on March 26, 2014, and approved on April 1, 2014.  Cabinet may adjust the plan to enhance strategies.  Once approved, President Anderson will seek endorsement of the final plan by the Council of Trustees in June 2014.  Input from the University community was sought throughout the process to create alignment. For more information, please contact:
Co-Chair          Dr. Victor DeSantis   
Co-Chair          Dr. Laurie Hanich
Coordinator      Dr. Lisa Shibley
Support Staff    Ms. Carol Kirsch or Ms. Jennifer Lefever

Once endorsed by the Council of Trustees, the cabinet will add action items to the plan and present the implementation component to the campus community at Convocation.  The plan will be updated annually to strategically address opportunities and challenges in our environment.

More information about the timeline, process outline, and planning language may be found HERE

What is happening at the Strategic Planning Steering Committee meetings?

Strategic Planning Steering Committee members sought input from the University community on the mission, vision, values, and goals of the plan.

Please find the link to meeting dates and notes here.

The Steering Committee will focus on two items for the remainder of the semester to complete their charge:

  • Draft Communications and Marketing Plan for the Strategic Plan
  • Propose a new planning body for the University

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee membership is composed of shared governance representatives as well as appointed and elected members.

What was our former planning process?

Since the mid-2000's, Millersville called upon the University Planning Council to coordinate its strategic planning needs. The University Planning Council (UPC) will be redesigned as part of this year’s Strategic Planning process.  For more information about UPC, please access the link here.  For more information about the Strategic Planning process, please contact Dr. Lisa Shibley, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Planning.