System Redesign Phase 1

Defining Student​ S​uccess
Phase 1 Task Group​​


The Board of Governors recently approved three key strategic priorities: 1) Ensuring Student Success, 2) Leveraging University Strengths, and 3) Transforming the Leadership/Governance Structure. 

Student Success is the #1 priority. Serving more than 100,000 students from every county in PA, the State System is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Talented faculty and staff at each of the 14 universities deliver affordable, high-value, high-quality educational experiences to their students.

A clearly articulated student success mission and the identification of metrics is critical to providing clarity to what Ensuring Student Success really means.



Recommend an “Ensuring Studen​t Success” mission statement and a student success mission accountability framework to include metrics, goals, trajectories, and timeline. 


The task group has the authority to confer with any system and/or university personnel as well as consult with outside experts they deem helpful to the charge. The task group will determine its own outline of actions to take to accomplish the charge and achieve the deliverables. The Office of the Chancellor will provide support as proposed by the task group, including a content expert.



​Recommend Student Success Mission
(December 13, 2017 – April 10, 2018) 


Acceptable student success missio​n was adopted by the Board on April 5, 2018:​

Student Success Mission

Our 14 State System Universities provide access to high-value, relevant educational experiences that prepare our students in a timely manner for pathways to successful lives and careers.