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NMHU Strategic Planning Timeline


  • January 28, 2015 – Kick-off Event, Main Campus, SUB Ballroom (completed)
  • February 10, 2015 – Las Vegas Community Forum March 3, 2015 – Rotary Club Luncheon, Traveler’s Café (completed)
  • March 4, 2015 – Targeted sessions with student athletes. (completed)
  • March 26, 2015 – President’s luncheon with invited civic and community leaders. (completed)
  • Presentation by Provost Aguilar; discussion led by President Fries. (completed)
  • March 27, 2015 – Graduate Faculty Education Forum, Room G-35. (completed)
  • March 30, 2015 – Open Community Session; focus on Community and University Partnerships. Location: Charlie’s Café. (completed)
  • March 30, 2015 – Open Student Session; Target is Residence Life, focus on
  • Campus life. Location: Kennedy Hall Commons. Facilitator: Provost Aguilar.(completed)
  • March 30, 2015 – Community forum held at West Las Vegas Schools. Focus on Local Schools and University Partnerships: Promoting Student Success in College. (completed)
  • April 13, 2015 – Faculty and Staff Forum on Innovative Technologies and Online Education. Coordinated by Virginal Padilla-Vigil with Bill Taylor, Warren Lail, and Michael Raine. (completed)
  • April to November, 2015 – Gathering feedback and input of HU Vision 2020 Plan by all constituencies, including administration, on Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Priorities. (completed)
  • December, 2015 – Mission Statement survey and Survey Results on Proposed Mission Statement. (completed)



  • February 3, 2016 – Final input on framework for HU Vision 2020. JC’s Pizza, Bridge Street. (completed)
  • February 19, 2016 – Final framework submitted for approval by Board of Regents. (completed)
  • February 26, 2016 – Widely-endorsed New NMHU Mission Statement is approved by Board of Regents; NMHU Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Framework approved by Board of Regents. (completed)
  • March 14, 2016 – Unit Action Plans/Initiatives begin as per Provost Aguilar. (completed)
  • March 24, 2016 – HLC Response to Site Visit is available to guide HU Vision 2020 to address concerns. (completed)
  • March 28, 2016 – Sub-committee begins work on NMHU Strategic Planning Guide. (completed)
  • April 6, 2016 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee Focused Task Group meeting. (completed)
  • May 16, 2016 – HLC Approves New Mission Statement. (completed)
  • May 18, 2016 – Mini-Retreat to discuss High Impact Practices. (completed)
  • June 9, 2016 – Report on outcome of HIPS Mini-retreat forwarded by Diana Marrs. (completed)
  • June 24, 2016 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee full meeting to discuss initiatives and Strategic Planning Guide for programs and departments. (completed)
  • June 28, 2016 – Director of Recruitment, Ms. Jessica Jaramillo, hired to work with VP Edward Martinez in the Office of Strategic Enrollment Management. (completed)
  • July 5, 2016 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee meeting to discuss forms and documents for Schools, College, programs and departments. (completed)
  • July 19, 2016 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee creates Budget Templates that require all Schools, College, programs and departments to tie budget requests to the Strategic Plan. (completed)
  • August 2, 2016 – Interim Provost Linder distributes NMHU Strategic Plan Budget Requests forms, NMHU Strategic Plan Template for departments and programs, and NMHU Vision 2020 Mission, Vision, Core Values and Goals. (completed)
  • August 11, 2016 – Departments and Deans meet to conduct unit-level strategic planning consistent with HU Vision 2020. (completed)
  • August 26, 2016 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting, Sininger Hall, Room 130 to discuss full implementation of HU Vision 2020. (completed)