Advancing a New Vision for PSU

During the summer of 2015, we welcomed our new president, Dr. Donald Birx to campus.  Since his arrival, we have been involved with an exciting conversation about the future of PSU and our partnerships with our broader communities.

Plymouth State University is now in the process of designating interdisciplinary strategic clusters which will provide us with many strategic advantages.  Some faculty, staff, and students have already started to think about how their work relates to emerging clusters, and the new strategic partnership we have with businesses, organizations, and agencies off-campus.

Draft PSU Vision Statement: Plymouth State University is a visionary institution at the hub of a growing creative community where students, faculty, staff, and alumni are actively transforming themselves and their region into global leaders in distinctive clusters of excellence through interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial experiential learning and innovative partnerships.

Cluster Concepts (currently under development): Clusters are intersecting pillars of excellence that will allow PSU to frame within them adaptable programs of study that are coincident with a theme that is critical to the future. Together, the clusters form a university that becomes an open laboratory, a place where transdisciplinary ideas flourish across disciplines, community and business.

The Office of Research & Engagement is playing a vital role in establishing this new framework for PSU, so please feel free to contact us for more information.



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Center for Business and Community Partnerships

Ben Amsden
Director of the Center for Business and Community Partnerships
(603) 535-3276