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Strategic Planning & Initiatives

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As Old Dominion University is fully focused on charting a clear course for our continued success and future direction, we are embarking on an inclusive and intensive year-long strategic planning process for 2023-2028. That process will be defined by the engagement and work of a total of 12 groups.


October through December 2021: Open forums with campus and community groups

January 2022: Mission and Core Values Subcommittee and Challenges and Opportunities Subcommittee begin work

February 2022: Steering Committee begins work

February and March 2022: Seven additional subcommittees begin work

  • Academic Excellence
  • Branding, Marketing, and Communication
  • Corporate/Community Partnerships and Economic Development
  • Philanthropic Giving and Alumni Engagement
  • Research Growth
  • Strategic Enrollment Growth
  • Student Engagement and Success

March 2022: Mission and Core Values Subcommittee and Challenges and Opportunities Subcommittee complete work

April 2022: Budget Team and Writing Team begin work

June 2022: Subcommittees complete work

June-September 2022: Steering Committee, Budget Team, and Writing Team complete work

September 2022: DRAFT strategic plan presentation to Board of Visitors

October 2022: 30-day campus comment period

December 2022: Strategic plan presentation to Board of Visitors for approval

January 2023: Implementation of strategic plan


The Master Plan examines our existing campus and how we use it, and provides options for modifications that will help achieve the university vision over the next 20 years.


Guilherme Damata

"During my MEM program, the support given by professors on anything we needed and their ability to provide assertive guidance and advice was certainly a highlight. Moreover, the program is very flexible and allows students to take online classes, so they can choose the way they prefer to attend classes based on their necessities. Meeting people with diverse backgrounds and sharing professional experience is done easily in this environment."

- Guilherme Damata, Engineering Alumni