Amid all the construction, campus tours and summer activities over the past 60 days, work has continued on Fast Forward Syracuse, the University-wide initiative providing the key strategic direction and framework for propelling the University forward, fostering academic and operational excellence, and meeting the challenges ahead.

This update details progress since the June 24 announcement and launch of Fast Forward Syracuse and its three interrelated components: a Strategic Plan, a Campus Master Plan, and an Operational
Excellence Program. In recent weeks, faculty, staff, and students, as well as other key stakeholders, have all provided critical input to advance this initiative. As the higher education landscape becomes more competitive, the University must anticipate and respond to the changing needs of our students,  faculty, and staff. As we look ahead, together we can set the University on a financially sustainable path toward academic and research excellence and provide a road map to guide future investments.

Continued opportunities for campus community members to engage and provide feedback will coincide with the start of the new academic year. Among the many options for collaboration and discussion will be an initial Fast Forward Syracuse Town Hall meeting led by Chancellor Kent Syverud in September.