UNM Hosts 2040 Opportunity Defined Launch Event : UNM Newsroom

The University of New Mexico is set to host the next step as part of the launch of its strategic plan for UNM 2040: Opportunity Defined Friday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the ballrooms of the B&C Students’ Union.

The program begins at noon with refreshments and an interactive program. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., UNM President Garnett S. Stokes and Designated Goal Champions will discuss the plan and introduce each of UNM’s five 2040 goals. Various participants will help launch the strategic plan and define the objectives that will create opportunities.

The purpose of the event is not just to share the goals, but to convey what they mean to the UNM campus community and how individuals can make a difference in the future direction of the University. . The year+ process to develop a multi-year plan to build the future of UNM began in April 2021. The plan is designed to provide the campus community with both a vision and a framework for the future of the University in 20 years and to establish immediate steps designed to move the campus towards this vision.

The five goals include:

  • A university
  • Student experience and educational innovation
  • Advance to New Mexico
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Sustainability

Individuals can prepare for the launch by reviewing the goals and objectives for each goal. For more information and main objectives, visit UNM 2040 Goals. For a list of working groups conducting each target visit UNM 2040 Working Groups.

The 6-phase planning process also provided UNM with the following key results:

  • an ambitious long-term vision
  • a renewed statement of shared values
  • an environmental scan of UNM’s strategic advantages, opportunities for differentiation, areas of challenge, and recommendations for UNM areas of focus
  • a statement of UNM’s value proposition as a place of research, diversity, discovery, healthcare, service, creation, innovation and learning
  • a set of university-level strategic goals to be pursued over the next five years that will enable the institution to achieve its ambitious vision, these goals being verifiable, although not necessarily quantifiable
  • an immediate set of concrete actions or tasks to be undertaken over the next year or two to help achieve the strategic plan

The 2040 global leadership process was guided by a small project team with a larger Steering Committee chaired by UNM President Garnett S. Stokes.

For more information on the global initiative, visit UNM 2040: opportunity defined.

Joseph K. Bennett