Strategic Plan

University Strategic Plan 2024-30

Prosperity Widely Shared

The University Strategic Plan 2024-30 outlines the top priorities of OSU until Academic Year 2030. OSU-Cascades plays a significant role in achieving these priorities. Three Goals describe in broad terms what OSU is striving to achieve. Five Actions elaborate big strategic undertakings through which the university will achieve the three goals, pursuing these at every level — university, campus, college, school and department — independently and collaboratively.

Learn more about OSU’s Strategic Plan.

Enrollment and Academic Plan (DRAFT)

Development of the Enrollment and Academic Plan is underway, in consultation with university faculty, staff and students, and the Central Oregon community. The plan will provide a path to meet OSU-Cascades’ goals of serving 2,200 students by the fall of 2030, building academic programs that fulfill the mission of the university, support students and employers in Central Oregon, and growing capacity for scholarship that helps the nation and the region thrive. The plan is informed by and supports Oregon State University’s strategic plan for 2024 to 2030 “Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan.”

Learn more about the DRAFT Enrollment and Academic Plan.

Vision for 2030

OSU-Cascades is a destination of choice for students, faculty, and staff seeking the excellence of Oregon State University in a unique environment. While serving the fast-growing region of Central Oregon, OSU-Cascades attracts students from around the globe.  OSU-Cascades contributes to Oregon’s prosperity through educational attainment, workforce development, business development, research on pressing problems, and enriching arts and culture.

Read the Vision for 2030

Four Pillars

OSU-Cascades’ vision will not be realized without a deep commitment to innovation and creativity, health and wellness, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. These four pillars will help inform decisions and will be threaded throughout our academic programs, student life and engagement, research portfolio, and campus operations.

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness
  • Sustainability

Learn about the four OSU-Cascades Pillars


  1. Degree Program Development into Areas of Distinction: Design and launch academic programming around four pillars (Health & Wellness, Innovation & Creativity, Diversity & Inclusivity, Sustainability)
  2. Building Distinction Through the Innovation District: Construct an Innovation District integrating our university & community
  3. Development of “Cascades Edge” Distinctive Feature: Design and launch new programming that is strong enough to increase student recruitment, enhance the student experience and improve retention, building the programming around the four pillars (Health & Wellness, Innovation & Creativity, Diversity & Inclusivity, Sustainability)
  4. Enrollment Management Strategy: Develop a scholarship strategy collaboratively with OSU Enrollment Management to get to 3,000 student enrollment
  5. Assessment of Athletics and On-Campus Recreation: Introduce intercollegiate athletics
  6. Build research supports for OSU-Cascades’ researchers that also enhance student learning
  7. Strengthen our alumni, community and industry outreach and engagement
  8. Become a destination of choice employer by building and retaining a diverse, high-quality faculty and staff
  9. Build and operate a sustainable, healthy, equitable and innovative campus
  10. Build diversity, equity and inclusion into all facets of university programming and operations