Planning Process

Development & Implementation


Fulfilling Our Mission & Vision

A Message from President Hensrud

Dear BSU stakeholders,

Bemidji State University has started the process to develop a new strategic plan, which we expect to complete at the end of 2017 and begin to implement in January 2018. The plan’s time horizon will be determined as we begin the work, but it is certain to cross the threshold of Bemidji State’s 100th year, in 2019.

The university has several ongoing goals as we strive to secure a bright and sustainable future for our institution and its service to students and the wider world. Among these goals are modest but steady enrollment growth, greater diversity throughout our campus community, and increased civic engagement across our region.

A new strategic plan will demand that we clarify these and other established objectives while identifying additional goals that will allow us to become what we hope to be. Just as importantly, this process will give us a shared vocabulary, a clear timetable, and measurable benchmarks for our progress.

I encourage you to use these webpages to follow our progress. The work will largely be done by a Strategic Planning Committee made up of representatives from across the campus and its employee bargaining units, but we will seek wider input at key points.

I speak for many when I say that we are passionate about Bemidji State University and will do our best to ensure the university remains a dynamic center of learning and service for generations to come.




Faith Hensrud, Ed.D.
Bemidji State University