Jun 6, 2023

Dear colleagues:

In 2016, UC Irvine released an ambitious strategic plan designed to build on our strengths and realize our brilliant future. The plan is based on four pillars:

  • Growth That Makes a Difference: Expanding Our Capacity to Improve Lives
  • First in Class: Elevating the Student Experience to Prepare Future Leaders
  • Great Partners: Making Regional and Global Connections That Enhance Our Mission and Serve the People
  • New Paths for Our Brilliant Future: Forging Best Practices to Power the Coming Century

We are pleased to report that over the past seven years, many of the plan’s original goals have been accomplished. In addition, some strategies that were relevant then require adjustment and refocus in light of current circumstances and opportunities. In 2022, a steering committee of faculty and administrators from across the campus was charged with refreshing the strategic plan to help determine how to best focus investments of time and resources. Last summer, a draft document was circulated with a request for input and feedback from the broader campus community.

The campus remains committed to the overarching vision of the 2016 strategic plan. The refreshed 2023 plan focuses on the most important priorities that will guide decision making over the next five years. To distill these priorities, the committee looked to leverage UCI’s strengths – our interdisciplinary collaboration, spirit of innovation, promotion of social mobility, unique position within one of the country’s most diverse regions, and deep commitment to inclusive excellence. We invite you to explore the updated UC Irvine strategic plan.

With this renewed and revitalized strategic plan, we will ensure a more brilliant future for UCI and the communities we serve.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership in our shared mission.

Fiat lux.

Chancellor Howard Gillman

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hal Stern