Embarking on a New Journey: Strategic Plan 2031

With many successes and significant progress made toward our UIW Strategic Plan, we now embark on a new journey to develop the vision and priorities that will propel us to new heights as we approach the 150th anniversary of our founding in 2031.

In Fall 2023, we launched a multi-phase Strategic Planning process that will continue throughout 2024. Led by Chief of Staff John Bury, it will rely on the collaboration and united efforts of our UIW family in San Antonio and around the world.


Watch the President’s Homecoming Address

In November 2023, President Evans presented this inaugural address that offered a look into our growth, our dynamic community, and what is next for UIW.

Planning Timeline


  • President Evans announces to the UIW community that the University is embarking on a new strategic planning process during the President’s Homecoming Address.
  • President Evans invites higher education research firm and UIW partner EAB to present on the state of the higher education sector to faculty and staff.


  • Planning for Spring 2024 community engagement continues.
  • A position paper outlining President Evans’ initial vision for the future of UIW is in development.


  • The Strategic Plan 2024 website is published.
  • UIW hosts David Vuletich, EAB managing director of Research Services, to provide workshops on Strategic Planning to leadership.


  • President’s position paper is made available through the Strategic Planning website.
  • Strategic Planning listening sessions planned with leadership and interdisciplinary groups. 


  • Listening take place in San Antonio.


  • Listening sessions continue in San Antonio and begin in Mexico.


  • Listening session continue.


  • Listening sessions conclude.
  • Analysis
  • Strategic Plan draft to begin.


  • Draft and analysis continue.
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President's Position Paper

Dr. Thomas M. Evans shares his vision for leveraging our strengths in furtherance of Mission in his paper: "Embodying the Mission in a New Era: Inviting Collaboration, Serving Students Better & Working Together to Ignite the Potential of Our Global System." 

Position Paper PDF

En Español PDF

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