Goal 1

Academic Excellence


pillar academic excellence

Goal 2

Student Success


bell tower

Goal 3




bicknell center

Goal 4




student center

Strategic plan 2016-2022

Pitt State formally launched the start of its new strategic planning process with the creation of a special 20-member task force. This task force represents a broad cross-section of campus, reflecting the diversity of interests and perspectives that a university inherently includes.

The plan is the end result of more than 12 months of expanded campus and community conversations, intense data collection, and strategic priority sessions. It is ambitious, entrepreneurial, and quantifiable. It declares our values as an institution and our vision for the future.

Progress on our pathway

Strategic plan underway

Download Booklet

Core Values

Student Focused

Continue a campus environment where students feel a connection to the university and its faculty and staff by making students and their success the driving force behind institutional decisions at all levels.


Ensure the university strives for outcomes that are exemplary by demanding quality in all aspects of the institution’s operations.

By Doing Learn

Perpetuate the university’s founding principle of “By doing learn” through the creation of academic programs and opportunities that engage students in real world activities.


Foster a diverse and international campus culture among students, faculty, and staff that supports an understanding and acceptance of a variety of ideas, beliefs, and cultures, thereby creating opportunity for all.


Enhance the university’s strong relationship with the region and the Pittsburg community by maintaining a welcoming campus and creating big university opportunities in a small campus atmosphere.


Encourage students, faculty and staff to take informed, calculated, and strategic risks to build upon their success, start new ventures, utilize new technologies, and forge an entrepreneurial path forward.


Recognize there are limited and finite resources in the world and, therefore, commit ourselves to establishing best practices to conserve resources as well as decrease the university's carbon footprint.