Strategic Planning

Creating Our Future

As the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire enters its second century of educational excellence, we find ourselves tasked with preparing the roadmap to reach the goals we have set. “Creating Our Future,” our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, outlines the path we will take to stay true to our mission and create the future we envision for our students, our campus and our community.

University Planning Committee

The University Planning Committee is appointed by the chancellor to oversee strategic planning at the university.


  • Andy Jepsen, Director (University Recreation)
  • Mitch Freymiller, Senior Lecturer (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences)


  • Debra Jansen, Associate Dean (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • Billy Felz, Director (Advising, Retention and Career Center)


  • Leah Olson-McBride, Associate Professor and Chair (Social Work, College of Education and Human Sciences)
  • Brent Opall, Assistant Professor (Management, College of Business)


  • Jenni Sterling, University Services Associate (Student Affairs)
  • Dandrielle Lewis, Associate Professor (Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences)

Ex Officio

  • Evan Weiher, University Senate Chair
  • Branden Yates, Student Senate President
  • Andy Nelson, Institutional Research


  • MJ Brukardt, Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Executive Director of Marketing and Planning
  • Corry Mahnke, Administrative Assistant

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Our Mission, Vision and Values


We foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy and intellectual courage, the hallmarks of a transformative liberal education and the foundation for active citizenship and lifelong inquiry.


We are noted for rigorous, integrated, globally infused undergraduate liberal education and distinctive select graduate programs. We are leaders in preparing students for lifelong contributions to society through career, service and personal achievement.


Diversity and inclusiveness; leadership; innovation and continuous improvement; stewardship and sustainability.

Our Guidepost Goals

These goals are the driving force behind our plans for UW-Eau Claire's future.

  • 100% of students participating in at least one high-impact learning experience
  • 50% of students graduating within four years
  • 90% of first-year students retained to their second year
  • 20% enrollment of students of color, and elimination of the opportunity gap

Academic Master Plan

The Academic Master Plan will guide our work and hold us accountable as we move forward toward institutional guideposts into 2020 and beyond.

View our Academic Master Plan

EDI Plan

A central priority at UW-Eau Claire is to increase recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color and from all other marginalized groups. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Implementation Team developed a plan to progress toward this goal.

Go to the EDI plan
Construction work along Garfield Avenue at UW-Eau Claire, June 30, 2017

Facilities Master Plan

The Facilities Master Plan will provide a framework for the physical development of UW-Eau Claire for the next 20 years.

Go to the Facilities Master Plan


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