Fuel the Flame, the 2013-18 Strategic Plan


At Friday morning’s convocation, I discussed our strategic planning efforts and presented the product of our extensive and thorough strategic planning process, Fuel the Flame, the 2013-18 Strategic Plan. Hundreds of faculty, staff, and students were instrumental in the development of this plan.  From the open forums to the comprehensive survey and the papers written by the working groups, our campus community gave thoughtful input and responses that shaped the goals, objectives, and strategic directions for this plan.  You also provided the feedback to revise and streamline our mission, vision, and core values.

You will be receiving a copy of Fuel the Flame in the campus mail.  I encourage you to read the document and to reflect on how you can contribute to the successful execution of our strategic plan.  In addition, we have developed a website that displays the contents of Fuel the Flame in a more interactive, graphical format.  Please take a moment to watch a brief introductory video and visit the website to see the fabulous work produced by our Marketing and Communications staff.

I am deeply grateful to the members of the Strategic Planning Committee for their dedication of time and effort on this project.  It is through the collective wisdom and experience of our faculty, staff, students, and community members that we have developed the roadmap that will lead NKU to new success.  I look forward to the great accomplishments we will achieve together.


Geoffrey S. Mearns
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
800 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: 859-572-5123
Fax: 859-572-6696