Strategic Plan

Changes at Virginia Tech, in higher education, and in society provide new opportunities for Pamplin to build on its past achievements. The college intends to seize this opportunity to continue to raise the aspirations of alumni, faculty, staff, and students as we envision a new and exciting future.  ~Robert T. Sumichrast, Pamplin College of Business, Dean

Pamplin, nationally recognized for its disciplinary business programs, is an integral part of Virginia Tech—the premier research university of the Commonwealth. Accelerating change in the environments faced by our graduates, exciting new opportunities within Virginia Tech, and the expectation of increasing competition in higher education create opportunities for Pamplin. In this document, we present a strategy for Pamplin that will allow us to leverage our strengths, increase value creation for all of Pamplin stakeholders and contribute even more prominently to the university’s future. This is an opportunity to inspire and enable our faculty, staff, and students for higher levels of excellence and service in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

This document provides the vision, mission, and plan that will guide Pamplin for the next five years. Companion documents—the Implementation Plan, budgets, and scorecards—are being developed. These provide more details of quantitative targets for goals, specific actions to achieve strategic goals and estimated costs. We will monitor progress toward these goals annually. During the next five years, we will monitor changes in conditions and opportunities, and when appropriate, revise our direction.