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Embarking on a Strategic Plan Refresh

Strategic Plan Refresh

Starting in May 2024, the university will begin a refresh of the Lead On, University Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan Refresh

A Message from President Harroz

As we approach the halfway point of our Strategic Plan, it’s time for a refresh – a time to celebrate our achievements, build on our successes, and strive for even greater heights of excellence.

Read Full Message from President Harroz

Share Your Big Ideas

At the University of Oklahoma, we believe in the power of collaboration and innovation to drive transformative change. As we embark on a refresh of our Strategic Plan, we invite all members of our university community to contribute their thoughts, ideas, and big-picture visions that will shape our future.

Why Strategic Planning Matters:

Strategic planning is not just about setting goals; it's about envisioning a future where our university thrives in all aspects – from academic excellence to operational efficiency, from enrollment growth to community impact. It's about identifying our strengths and leveraging them to create new opportunities while mitigating our risks and improving upon our weaknesses. It's about engaging the university community and charting a course that aligns with our core values and mission while continually adapting and responding to a dynamic and ever-evolving landscape. 

Thank you for being an integral part of this strategic planning process—we look forward to working together to shape a brighter future for OU!

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Leading to Change Lives

Disciplined execution of our Strategic Plan will result in: providing affordable academic excellence for our students; promoting students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth; and preparing students for a life of meaning and impact.

We will also: educate students committed to the pursuit of academic excellence regardless of background; serve and improve society through discovery, creativity, and innovation; and work in partnership with the public and private sectors to advance prosperity and well-being.

At the University of Oklahoma, our Purpose is elegant in its simplicity and profound in its depth:


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Recent 'Lead On' News

March 07, 2024

Lead On: The University of Oklahoma’s Campaign for the Future Surpasses $1 Billion Milestone

Lead On: The University of Oklahoma’s Campaign for the Future has passed the halfway mark of its seven-year fundraising goal by raising $1 billion for student support, faculty recruitment and retention and transformative projects across campus.

February 07, 2024

The University of Oklahoma Ranks Among Best Online Programs

The University of Oklahoma’s online programs are among the best in the nation, according to a recently released announcement from U.S. News and World Report. The 2024 Best Online Programs rankings analyzed more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs using metrics specific to online learning. Of the regionally accredited institutions evaluated, OU claimed high marks in categories serving students who are military veterans.

January 23, 2024

OU Claims Tenth Davis Cup Win

For the 10th time in the past 11 years, the University of Oklahoma has been awarded the Davis Cup in recognition of its enrollment of Davis United World College international freshmen. A record 87 Davis UWC Scholars began their studies at OU last semester. The Davis UWC Scholars Program is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarship program.