University Strategic Plan Archive

A Strategic Plan for the New Rutgers

In 2014, the Board of Governors approved a strategic plan for the new Rutgers—a document that expressed a bold vision and strategy for the next five years. 

The plan, conceived at a singular moment in Rutgers' 250-year history and the result of more than a year of universitywide discussion and analysis initiated by Robert Barchi, who served as Rutgers' 20th president from September 2012 to June 2020, set a clear ambition for the university:

Rutgers aspires to be broadly recognized as among the nation’s leading public universities: preeminent in research, excellent in teaching, and committed to community.

Dr. Barchi began implementing the strategic plan through a series of major initiatives, and the chancellors of the University's campuses in New BrunswickNewark, and Camden and of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences prepared strategic plans that complemented the universitywide plan.