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Strategic Planning Process 2023-2028

Welcome from President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

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 andintensive year-long strategic planning process. That process will be defined by the engagement and work of a total of 12 groups:

  • Steering Committee
  • Mission and Core Values Subcommittee
  • Challenges and Opportunities Subcommittee
  • Academic Excellence Subcommittee
  • Branding, Marketing, and Communication Subcommittee
  • Corporate/Community Partnerships and Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Philanthropic Giving and Alumni Engagement Subcommittee
  • Research Growth Subcommittee
  • Strategic Enrollment Growth Subcommittee;
  • Student Engagement and Success Subcommittee
  • Budget Team
  • Writing Team

Campus Updates

New Education Building

Announcement of Strategic Planning Groups and Next Steps in Collaborative Year-Long Process

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Overall Timeline

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


This phased approach will maximize the outcomes of each group andprovide a supportive environment in which a strong foundation will be built throughout the coming year. Together, we will work toward a September 2022 presentation to the Board of Visitors and a subsequent campus-wide comment period followed by a December 2022 consideration by the Board of Visitors and a January 2023 implementation by our campus community.


Strategic Planning Groups