A Plan for a New Horizon
Envisioning Virginia Tech, 2012-2018
On June 4, 2012, the Board of Visitors adopted the long range plan that can be accessed from the link below:
The plan is also available on the Long Range Planning blog.
February 19, 2012, an updated draft of the general plan can be accessed from the link below:
- A Plan for a New Horizon: Envisioning Virginia Tech, 2012-2018
- Virginia Tech: Mission, Vision, and Core Values
February 7, 2012, a preliminary draft of the general plan can be accessed from the link below:
The preliminary draft is also available on the Long Range Planning blog. Thoughts, comments, and suggestions on the preliminary draft are welcome and may be submitted to the Task Force through the blog.
November 15, 2011, the following documents have been added recently to the Long Range Planning website.
- Research, Education, and Outreach for the Urban Millennium: A Strategy for the National Capital Region Operations of Virginia Tech
- Drafts of the emerging ideas explored by the subcommittees:
Comments and suggests on these documents may be submitted to the Task Force through the Office of Long Range Planning blog.
October 11, 2011, draft executive summaries produced by the Task Force subcommittees have been posted to the Office of Long Range Planning website and blog. Comments and suggestions may be submitted to the Task Force through the Office of Long Range Planning blog.
On March 17, 2011, Dr. Charles Steger charged a Presidential Task Force to develop a "Plan for a New Horizon" for Virginia Tech for 2012-2018. He underscored that the current strategic plan has served the university well, enabling it to cope with many changes and challenges while continuing to focus on and develop our key strengths and strategic advantages. The Task Force has been charged with conducting a full assessment of current strategies and envisioning a "New Horizon" that will enable the university to capitalize on opportunities while continuing to elevate, build upon, and, most importantly, sustain the core values that has made Virginia Tech an exceptional community and institution.
Dr. Paul Knox heads the Office of Long Range Planning and has been charged by Dr. Steger to oversee the Task Force. The Task Force will focus on the key economic and environmental factors that will likely have a significant impact on the future of Virginia Tech and develop a series of scenarios that outline a "New Horizon" for the university.
While the Task Force received the charge from Dr. Steger, envisioning and realizing the future of the university depends on the involvement, consideration, and thoughtful input of the entire Virginia Tech community. Throughout this process, the Task Force will conduct a series of "town hall" meetings and forums to solicit input and guidance from members throughout the university community.
Information and updates on the work of the Task Force and announcements of future events will be posted to this site and the Office of Long Range Planning blog on an ongoing basis. The blog also provides a forum for comments, questions, and suggestion on how Virginia Tech can best position itself to transform the economic and competitive challenges it will face in the coming years into opportunities to continue to realize its mission as a land-grant university, sustain the distinctive Hokie culture, and foster a supportive community that seeks and realizes excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.
- Virginia Tech Mission Statement
- 2009 Master Plan Land Use Update
- 2006-2012 University Strategic Plan Update
Former Members of the Office of Long Range Planning
Dr. Paul Knox
Ms. Christine Haimann
The Office of Long Range Planning closed in fall 2013.