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EKU Strategic Plan


Experience Excellence 2022-2030

Eastern Kentucky University will be excellent in all that we choose to do.


Eastern Kentucky University is the School of Opportunity where everyone belongs.  World-class faculty and staff create opportunities for personal growth through exceptional experiences, to ensure students realize their fullest potential and achieve excellence.  EKU graduates shape the success and vitality of their professions and communities. 

Strategic Priorities

  • Goal 1 Knowledge:  Knowledge is at the center of EKU's commitment to serve as the School of Opportunity.  From academic teaching and learning to experiential co- and extracurricular activities, EKU strategically advances academic and student success programs that support EKU's diverse learners.
  • Goal 2 Innovation:  Innovative thinking and bold action will elevate and differentiate EKU.  Innovation will enhance organizational stewardship, intellectual and creative capacity, and economic vitality within EKU and the communities we serve. 
  • Goal 3 Transformation:  EKU is dedicated to transforming lives and communities.  EKU's learning environments support intellectual growth, creativity, empowerment, and life-changing experiences by centering access, equity, dignity, respect, and inclusivity. 

Guiding Values

  • Inclusion - Community engagement, Diversity of people and perspectives, Professional Growth, Hospitality, Celebration
  • Trust - Consistency, Effective communication, Accountability, Efficiency, Leadership


EKU Strategic Plan 2022-2030, Experience Excellence (approved by EKU Board of Regents, December 2021)


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