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Maximize UMSL’s impact on inclusive growth in St. Louis as a regional anchor institution through campus transformation; driving economic development, health, and education outcomes; research and innovation; a global reach; and a vibrant and equitable experience for faculty, staff, students, and community. Establish the university as the most embedded, trusted, and impactful partner in our region to tackle metropolitan challenges and opportunities.

Goal 1

Increase UMSL’s impact on inclusive economic growth in the region. Intensify UMSL’s economic impact through the development of tools to aid all units in implementing strategies and policy changes to attain annual institutional stretch goals for local hiring and career development, purchasing and investing.


  • Improve wage equity and retention of our local and inclusive workforce assessed annually.
  • Assess the use/contract of a new local or diverse suppliers (non-construction) on annual basis.

Goal 2

Increase the university’s workforce development impact on upward mobility and industry employment needs. Increase the number of learners with relevant work experience and skills to further their careers by developing and implementing a framework for colleges to create streamlined pathways to and through degrees, workplace certifications, micro-credentials, or alternative training options for in-demand fields.


  • Develop campus-wide policy and guidance on prior learning credit.
  • Advanced Workforce Center will partner with academic units to develop 15 new certificates and micro credentials that meet workforce needs.

Goal 3

Improve health care outcomes by increasing the number of health professionals with evidence-based training in interdisciplinary settings and enable an expansion in access to care that decreases health disparities. Expand the health care workforce with improved evidence-based training in interdisciplinary health and create greater access to care through comprehensive partnerships for internship and practicum placements, training and coordinated mental and physical health care on-campus.


  • Expand local healthcare services as part of the Business and Workforce District.
  • Create a Health Sciences focus within the Business and Workforce District that seeks to increase graduates in the mental health and counseling fields.
  • Nursing will look for ways to leverage the SIM labs to produce more nurses and support nurse certifications.

Goal 4

Reduce educational disparities and increase regional educational attainment levels by scaling innovative educational models.


  • Increase participation of students in the Bridge programs by 5%.
  • Broaden the impact of our Advanced Credit Program by increasing the number of participating high schools by 5.