Our Progress

As Blazers, we face challenges head on, look for new opportunities at every turn, and embrace the goals we set for ourselves. As we finalize the University’s Strategic Plan, we have already begun to see progress on our goals through the actions of our students, faculty, and staff. Each department within the University is empowered to develop its own paths to these goals and contribute to the University’s success in diverse and creative ways. Share in our excitement as we enter a new era at Valdosta State University.

Goal #1: Valdosta State University will increase retention, progression, and graduation rates through creating a campus culture focused on individual student success.

If our students are to compete on the national stage, they need to be as polished and prepared as possible once they graduate. We’re making strategic investments in faculty and staff to implement University-wide changes that will produce an ever-growing, confident, and knowledgeable student body who complete their degree in a timely manner, think creatively, and contribute both regionally and globally.

Progress in Action

Goal #2: Valdosta State University will increase student participation in expanded transformational and experiential opportunities through implementing high impact and best practices focused on evolving student needs.

Experiential learning isn’t just a buzzword at VSU; it’s a fundamental element in each student’s education. Valdosta State University will push itself further to provide students with even more transformative learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, in order to meet the evolving needs of the student body.

Progress in Action

Goal #3: Valdosta State University will increase community and regional impact through leading development in and serving as a resource for industry, health care, arts, education, athletics, and other changing economic regional needs that support the growth of South Georgia and the communities our students will serve.

In order for Valdosta State University to be South Georgia’s Regional Comprehensive University, it must provide inclusive support across its region. Valdosta State University will establish a center to address the needs of its community and increase regional impact by serving as a resource for South Georgia.

Progress in Action