Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s new strategic plan is a road map designed to elevate the university. Strategic Plan 2017 is the next step in a process to launch the university’s second century, building on the significant success of its first century. Saint Mary’s is prepared to take a bold step and claim its place among top-tier national universities. Over the next five years Saint Mary’s will undertake new initiatives and new thinking to brand itself as a well-known top-tier national university recognized for our global footprint and our distinctive commitment to teaching and learning, ethical leadership, the sciences, and online education.

With optimal use of current and future resources, identification and attainment of aggressive enrollment targets, excellent communication and management, and commitment to our Lasallian Catholic identity, the vision of Saint Mary’s University outlined in this plan is well within reach if the entire Saint Mary’s community thinks progressively and acts aggressively in striving to reach these goals.


Strategic Plan 2017 (PDF)

Strategic Plan 2017 (interactive)

Strategic Plan 2017 Report, Year 2

4Rs Future Statement

Administrative Review Timeline

Academic Pilot Timeline