Strategic Plan

Bright Past. Brilliant Future.

Section 1

UCI’s strategic plan sets forth an ambitious path to reach new heights of excellence and social impact. Based on four strategic pillars, we have a clear direction into the foreseeable future that echoes the promise of our university’s founding mission. We will mobilize knowledge, we will serve the people, and we will educate the best and brightest.

Our Strategic Pillars

This ambitious strategic vision sets out a bold road map for growth and expansion, while being mindful of the need to develop new models of financial sustainability. It builds on UCI’s strengths to make our university even better. It was developed with extensive participation by the university community, reflecting our fundamental commitment to shared governance, and honors the spirit of all those who contributed to our culture of innovation and excellence. It intends to meet the expectations of those who participate in the life of this great institution, based on four strategic pillars.

Growth That
Makes a Difference

Expanding Our Capacity to Improve Lives

More about Pillar 1

First in Class

Elevating the Student Experience to Prepare Future Leaders

More about Pillar 2

Great Partners

Making Regional and Global Connections That Enhance Our Mission and Serve the People

More about Pillar 3

New Paths for
Our Brilliant Future

Forging Best Practices to Power the Coming Century

More about Pillar 4