Strategic Planning

Update: Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Mission: Chico State is the comprehensive university of the North State with a global reach.

Through excellence of inquiry, innovation, and experiential learning, we develop students who are critical thinkers, responsible citizens, diverse leaders, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources.

Vision: Chico State will be known as a preeminent university solving the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century.

Progress on Strategic Priorities

Spotlight Stories

Max Cordeiro

Max Cordeiro—Chico State’s inaugural HR equity, diversity, and inclusion recruitment and retention specialist—shares his vision.

Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria chairman Dennis Ramirez and Provost Debra Larson (VPAA) sign an agreement

Chico State becomes first university in California to return ancestral land thanks to agreement between Tribe and Chico State Enterprises.

Study Abroad

The IIE has recognized Chico State as one of the most engaged US higher education institutions in its studying abroad category.

Amy Magnus

As she pursues community engagement in her classroom and rural areas, Amy Magnus was recognized by the Office of Civic Engagement.

Professor Mark Stemen poses for a photo with Chico State President Gayle Hutchin as they hold the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Achievement Award.

Mark Stemen earns coveted sustainability award for helping CSUs integrate climate change topics in classrooms statewide.

Karina Haddad walks through the woods in fall with a drip torch and shovel to conduct a prescribed burn.

First cohort of changemakers graduates from the interdisciplinary master’s program in wildland management.