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Strategic Theme: Serving South Dakota

Foster outstanding service throughout South Dakota.

Goal 1: Address key statewide issues by leveraging USD expertise

  1. Big Steps
    1. Identify key statewide issues and establish teams to address them
    2. Establish relationships related to issues
    3. Increase stakeholders’ awareness of USD resources
  2. Resources
    1. Travel funds
    2. Funded time for team members
    3. Reports back to university leadership
    4. Involves marketing staff
  3. Champions
    1. Chief of Staff and Director of Government Affairs
    2. Vice President for Research
  4. Success
    1. USD understands and can communicate what we are doing to serve SD
    2. Increased grants and projects related to key statewide issues
    3. Increased service on committees related to key statewide issues
    4. Increase media coverage in local markets and increase digital engagement on stories related to serving SD

 

Goal 2: Collaborate with all constituents to improve the quality of life in South Dakota

  1. Big Steps
    1. Identify additional opportunities to engage more fully with stakeholder groups across the state, including but not limited to Native American students and Tribal Nations, first generation students, PELL eligible students, New Americans, and veterans
    2. Improve student recruitment and retention in smaller rural communities
    3. Build upon success of student recruitment and retention in more populated communities
  2. Resources
    1. Faculty and staff time
    2. State and federal funding
  3. Champions
    1. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    2. Vice President for Research
  4. Success
    1. Increased engagement of USD students through all modalities
    2. Increased collaboration with stakeholder groups across the state
    3. Increased recruitment and retention of students from smaller rural communities
    4. Increased recruitment and retention of students from more populated communities