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Towson University 2016: Building Within, Reaching Out

Towson University 2016: Building Within - Reaching Out outlines the vision for the university's future, and is the second university strategic plan. Towson University 2010: Mapping the Future was successfully completed in spring 2010.

Building Within - Reaching Out conveys Towson's goal to continue to strengthen the Towson University experience, and fulfills the university's metropolitan mission to serve and meet the needs of the state of Maryland and region. Towson University 2016 was created to take Towson University to its next phase of development and build upon the success and accomplishments of the previous strategic plan.

Developed with involvement from internal and external focus groups, the 2016 plan is built upon 16 Guiding Principles with a mission statement and identifies five themes that will guide Towson's advancement:

These themes provide the framework for 22 goals that are closely tracked and carefully evaluated with an annual report card. Towson University 2016 will once again call for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and supporters to actively adopt the plan as their own to ensure its success.


Building on our rich history and reaching toward the future, the Towson University 2016 plan provides a bridge to the celebration of Towson University’s 150th year and commemorates our continued pursuit of excellence in every corner of the university and beyond.

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