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Strategic Plan

UT Tyler Strategic Plan

A Message from the President

As a comprehensive public institution, The University of Texas at Tyler empowers students, patients, and community members to elevate their education and health through life — changing academics, research, and advanced healthcare delivery. We accomplish this impact through deep and intentional partnership and collaboration. Put simply, we Rise as One.

Every day, we look to forge meaningful connections throughout East Texas — with community colleges and school districts, with industrial and corporate partners, with non-profits and social service agencies, and with healthcare providers. Every significant accomplishment we reach is realized through collaborating both internally and externally and innovating together.

UT Tyler is growing to meet the needs of a growing East Texas and rising to become a destination university — recognized for our academic and research distinction. By combining our intellectual capital and advancing to a Carnegie Institute Research Two (R2) designation, we lay the foundation to build a major research enterprise in East Texas, one that serves as alocal, national, and international resource in academics and health care.
This strategic plan lays out the roadmap to reach greater heights in service to our region and beyond. We will continue to focus on enriching our student experience and elevating economic opportunity and social mobility for our students. We will partner and collaborate in service to our community. Harnessing and nourishing the intellectual depth and expertise of our faculty, we will advance excellence in teaching, research, and healthcare. And through it all, we will ensure sustainability and foster accountability.

We thank our community supporters, the UT System, and the UT System Board of Regents for making this possible. Together, we will Rise as One.

Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP


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