The Strategic Plan 2023-2027 - University of Houston
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DSA Strategic Plan: Our Journey to Top 50


New Strategic Initiatives

  • Increase Retention of First Time in College (FTIC) students
  • Promote increased student credit hours and GPA for FTIC
  • Increase the retention rate of Pell-eligible FTIC
  • Increased alumni engagement/ giving to DSA
  • Increased grants/ donations to DSA
  • Lowering costs for economically disadvantaged
  • Increased student engagement
  • Increased engagement for students at UH Sugar Land and UH Katy campuses
  • Engagement with Third Ward


  • Achieving Top 50 Status

    Improving Student Retention, Graduation Rates, Social Mobility, and Alumni Support

  • Enhancing UH's Strategic Priorities

    Enhancing Student Career Preparation, Engaging with Our Community, and Achieving Competitive Funding

  • Fostering Student Engagement

    Increasing Sense of Belonging, Student Engagement, and Academic Success

    • The steering committee was comprised of the Division of Student Affairs Executive Leadership Team. The Executive Leadership Team worked to determine a strategy on how to navigate forward and align with the President’s laser focus on becoming a Top 50 institution.

      The Executive Leadership Team also worked with the Senior Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team Plus by getting their valuable feedback and insight on the new Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

    • The purpose of the new strategic plan is to contribute and align with the UH Strategic plan and will intentionally focus on the following:

      Achieving Top 50 Status by improving student retention rates, graduation rates, and social mobility.

      Enhancing UH’s Strategic Priorities by enhancing student career preparation, engaging with our community, and achieving competitive funding

      Fostering Student Engagement by increasing a sense of belonging, student engagement, and academic success.


Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Mission

    The Division of Student Affairs cultivates an environment that facilitates belonging, well-being, and student success through engagement, discovery, and learning

  • Vision

    The Division of Student Affairs builds a transformative Cougar Experience of a Top 50 Public University



  • We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We passionately work to create a culture of care where individuals feel heard, valued, encouraged, and supported.

  • We create opportunities where everyone can learn, grow, and are able to advocate for their own needs and the needs of others.

  • Our best work is realized through diverse perspectives, knowledge, and resources within the division, across the university, and with community partners.

  • We hold ourselves accountable for delivering exceptional programs, services, and facilities with care, honesty, and transparency about our processes and outcomes.

  • We are committed to providing programs and services that meet the evolving needs of our community. We embrace improvement, adaptability, and professional development.

  • We embrace our diversity and work to ensure the University of Houston is a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging and responsibility for the well-being of their fellow community members.