STRATEGIC PLAN 2018

This collaborative plan will provide the framework to further distinguish Tennessee Tech in the 21st century by focusing on our ability to adapt to rapid technological change, as well as by engaging the campus community in our shared priorities.

Guiding Principles

Guiding principles help shape the code of conduct for our strategic planning effort. Our strategic plan is based on:

  • Engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Relevance
  • Communication
  • Accountability
Steering Committee Members

Steering Committee Charge

Flight Plan Legacy Site

Resources for Discussion



What does Tech do well now? What should we do in the future?

Your input will help the university in planning for the Tech of tomorrow.

President's Message

I believe it’s time for Tennessee Tech University to stake claim to the value and vision faculty, staff, students and alumni know from experience: Tech is Tennessee’s best university for a real education for real people who seek real careers.


We have the best educational return on investment in Tennessee. This is based on our affordable tuition, coupled with successful career placement for our graduates. As we shout that message with confidence, we must focus on anticipating and preparing for change.


In his book “The Industries of the Future,” Alec Ross clearly points out in lay terms the changes we are about to experience due to technological achievements in genomics, robotics, codification of money and markets, cybersecurity, big data, and autonomous transportation.


We stand in an ideal position to educate our students on the social, economic and historical impact of these technologies. This sets Tennessee Tech apart from most other universities.


We must plan to take advantage of our position. That’s why this Strategic Planning Process is so important. It’s designed to capture the energy, information and innovation from our campus community and to share clear strategic direction across campus.


I ask you to take part in the journey and forever be a part of taking Tennessee Tech to a stronger, higher place. We are Tennessee Tech!