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Developing Strategic Plan 2022-2027

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The University of West Florida is undertaking a process to review and update UWF’s current Strategic Plan 2017-2022. The updated plan will cover the time of July 2022 through June 2027.

To facilitate the process to update the current plan, a Steering Committee of appointed UWF personnel will help with the organization of the process as well as to provide any recommended text changes which will improve the existing plan. Appointed members of an Institutional Plan Feedback Group will advise the Steering Committee by providing feedback on the process and working drafts as the Steering Committee progresses.

We will conduct a series of open meetings on the main and Fort Walton Beach campuses, as well as downtown Pensacola in early fall. We will also hold a virtual meeting one night for those unable to attend meetings during the day. The meetings will be a hybrid of face to face and Zoom enabling as many staff, faculty and students to participate as possible. The meetings times are listed at the bottom of this page.

This web page will serve as a communications mechanism while the Strategic Plan is being updated.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Dugan at

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

  • James Adams, Business & Auxiliary Services
  • Bob Dugan, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Alycia Grieco, Staff Senate
  • Cindy Gruwell, University Libraries
  • Sharon Jordan, Office of the President
  • Dr. Ed Ranelli, External Affairs
  • Dr. Sherry Schneider, Faculty Senate
  • Dr. Allison Schwartz, Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Patti Spaniola, Office of Academic Affairs

Notes from the Open Meetings

During September and October 2021, the Steering Committee scheduled 13 open meetings to listen to stakeholders' comments about the current Strategic Plan and their suggestions and expectations for the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. The organized notes are in this pdf: Cumulative Notes from the Fall 2021 Open Meeting.

Notes from the Strategic Plan Survey

The Steering Committee also conducted a Qualtrics-based survey for stakeholders to submit their responses to questions asked, including the five strategic directions, the mission statement, our values, UWF's strengths, and weaknesses, and to consider possible futures for the University in 2030. The organized responses are in this pdf: Cumulated Notes from the Fall 2021 Qualtrics Survey. Brief facts from the survey are in this pdf: Survey Facts.