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DU IMPACT 2025 Implementation

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Rebecca Chopp

Letter  •

To: All faculty, staff and students

Dear Friends,

As you know, in January the Board of Trustees approved DU IMPACT 2025 as the University’s strategic plan. Thank you again to each of you who helped shape this vision for our future.

Today we are pleased to update you on the next phase of our strategic planning process—developing implementation steps for each of the 19 strategic initiatives that make up DU IMPACT 2025. Recently, small teams composed of faculty and staff from each school and many administrative units began meeting to design implementation steps for each of the 19 initiatives. The teams are responding to questions about how to begin, and with which individuals or groups to consult. They are considering how long implementation might take, what could be accomplished in one to three years, and what barriers to anticipate. They also are talking about how to continue to encourage bold thinking as we go forward.

Toward the end of the quarter, each team will report on its design, and representatives from the teams will use those reports to draft an overall implementation plan. By fall, we expect implementation to be underway. As with the planning process, the implementation process is highly consultative. We hope you will accept if you are invited to give feedback to one of the planning teams this spring or when the overall implementation plan is activated in the fall.

In addition to these efforts, we are finalizing work on the print and web materials we will use to present and explain DU IMPACT 2025 to our broader audiences. Later this term, we will announce a website that showcases our vision and introduces stories about some of the students, faculty, staff and alumni whose work and accomplishments demonstrate the underlying values of the plan and its vision for DU’s future.

Thank you again for your involvement and support—and for all you do to build and extend this incredible community.


Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor

Gregg Kvistad, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor