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Take steps to build a campus community that embraces the positive transformation of facilities, culture, inclusion, and the voices of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and supporters.

Goal 1

Promote a campus environment that balances individual needs with work priorities. Enhance employee recruitment and retention processes by identifying and articulating the tangible and intangible benefits of working at UMSL and in higher education. Make it easier for prospective employees to find and understand those benefits online and elsewhere to improve the organization while enhancing digital spaces to remove obstacles to applying for a career at UMSL.


  • Explore the childcare needs of UMSL employees, students, and the North County region. Results from a feasibility study will determine UMSL’s plans to work with community partners to create a facility in the future North County Business and Workforce Development site.
  • Include information on the university’s benefits package in all external job postings.
  • Develop broad-based support among existing employees of the tangible and intangible benefits of working at UMSL. Strategic Communications and HR create a website and other communication materials provide descriptions of the benefits of working at UMSL.

Goal 2

Respond to the changing demands of the workforce and the need to foster a vibrant, collaborative campus community by supporting units in implementing successful hybrid work arrangements where appropriate, in combination with purposeful and meaningful community-building.


  • Provide annual training to employees and supervisors on successfully implementing a hybrid work arrangement. HR conducts one annual training session for supervisors and one for employees.
  • Provide ongoing support to supervisors and employees in implementing other flexible work arrangements when hybrid work arrangements are not available for a specific unit, position, or person.  Metric: 70% of staff in the Pulse Survey indicate that they have a hybrid work arrangement.

Goal 3

Reimagine the campus community through intentional placemaking, improving and sustaining a built environment, enhancing the student experience outside of the classroom, and fostering a renewed sense of community and belonging for students, faculty, staff, and community members working together to transform lives.


  • Transform UMSL is a bold and ambitious 110-million-dollar initiative designed to reimagine the University of Missouri–St. Louis and build the metropolitan campus of the future. Metric: On campus housing will achieve over 90% occupancy.
  • HR hosts one campus wide event each semester to bring employees together for relationship building

Goal 4

Create and deploy strategic communication efforts to engage and activate key internal and external stakeholders to significantly expand the awareness, knowledge, and support of UMSL’s powerful story of transforming lives.


  • Provide training sessions to employees clarifying our mission, vision, and strategic plan. HR provides two sessions per semester related expanding support for our mission.
  • Grow social media prominence and engagement through active storytelling with video and creative. Metrics: increase followers and engagement across core channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) by 10% year over year.
  • Produce UMSL Magazine to feature curated, transformative stories that are shared broadly with university faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and friends. Metric: produce magazine on time and within budget twice per year while expanding readership.

Goal 5

Create and strengthen the culture of philanthropy at UMSL among students, faculty, and staff. Provide alumni and donor programming through university, college and department efforts designed to educate, inspire, promote, and increase awareness of the impact of giving back through mutually value-added volunteerism and financial commitments.


  • Advancement will achieve $25 million minimum private fundraising goal for Transform UMSL renovation project as a part of its larger campaign planning efforts.
  • Advancement will utilize UMSL’s 60th Anniversary in FY24 to launch new alumni and donor programming and communications to elevate storytelling and culture of philanthropy.
  • Advancement will create new and align existing Alumni Affinity Groups and programming to serve strategic engagement priorities of university, colleges, units, students, and alumni.