Strategic Planning

Update: Strategic Plan

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

Students walk along the footpath and staircase outside of Éstom Jámani Hall (formerly Sutter Hall at sunset.)

The renaming of one of the largest residence halls honors the University's values and partnership with Tribal communities.

Shawn Melton (center) joined students, employees, and community members that lined up to sign up for an Android tablet and data plan all for a one-time fee of $11.

Excess Telecom gave away hundreds of Android tablets and free or low-cost data plans to help close the digital divide.

Humberto view

Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad in 35 countries, while hundreds of international students choose Chico for college.

Student Yarely Contreras sits with one foot up on a tree retaining wall made of bricks as she looks onto into the distance.

Giving Back Home offers support and resources to students looking to make a difference in their hometowns.

President Gayle Hutchinson (center) and partners hold shovels together at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new College of BSS Building in the footprint of the old Physical Sciences Building.

The future home of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be the University’s first net-zero building.

Joseph James, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe (right) speaks as and Arthur Garcia, Cultural Resource Manager and Tribal Elder of the Wintu Tribe, speaks at the opening of the Kapusta 1B project, a new Sacramento River side channel.

The Kapusta Open Space Side Channel near Redding is open and teeming with salmon, thanks to a multi-agency partnership.