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Values First.

Colorado Mesa University is currently engaged in a conversation about the values and actions that will shape how we understand who we are and who we want to become. Our Forming the Future Committee will spearhead this process of facilitating conversation, surveying the campus, examining relevant data, and assessing the needs of the communities we serve. The end result will be a values-infused strategic plan that represents a courageous path forward, a path worthy of our Maverick mascot.


The Forming the Future Committee, assisted by national consulting firm CampusWorks, will provide regular communication updates on its progress and will invite the campus to a series of events connected to defining values and strategic planning during the year.


CMU has engaged in three prior strategic planning processes: 2004, 2010 and 2015. The 2015 plan was extended by the Board of Trustees due to pandemic disruptions. The 2023 plan promises to be an exciting process as CMU explores how to build, sustain and promote a Human Scale University. The plan will be approved by the CMU Board of Trustees in Fall 2023.

Strategic Planning Session Video Playlist

Browse the playlist below to watch campus members speak on each of these values.

Engage with the Strategic Planning Process

Strategic Plan Timeline