Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Goals

This strategic plan represents a departure from the ways we used to address these important processes in our continuing growth. First, we chose to be extremely deliberative in how we developed this plan. Second, we chose to let the plan “live”, both through its development and continuing through its implementation. Three, we chose to use different language – instead of the usual goals and objectives, we have three pillars representing our three bold innovative aspirations and two foundations on which these strategic initiatives rest.  

Within each of these there are a series of metrics because we believe in the power of accountability; however, it is our intent not just to monitor those metrics and our progress, but to revisit and modify them in our continued pursuit to provide the best opportunity for students to succeed and together with our faculty and staff, to advance the field and promote optimal health.

Many hours of creative energy on the part of many people were spent in crafting this plan. We encourage you to join us in breathing life into this plan as we continue our grand adventure!


USF COPH Strategic Plan 2022-2027

  • Pillar I: Our People

    The USF COPH values collaboration, cooperation, respect and thriving for all people through fostering an environment that embraces all persons, a sense of community, collegiality, and life-long learning.
  • Pillar II: Learning and Teaching

    COPH fosters rigorous learning opportunities that spur curiosity, inquisitiveness, lifelong learning, independent and collaborative problem solving. 
  • Pillar 3: Community Connections

    The COPH fosters respectful and reciprocal relationships with an array of partners from academic and practice communities, local to global.  
  • Pillar IV: Discovery and Dissemination

    The COPH fosters an environment that excels in rigorous scientific inquiry on matters that address improvement of the public’s health. We value work that addresses barriers to universal good health for individuals and communities. Our research has a robust translational component that impacts the local, regional, national, and global community.
  • Pillar V: Structure and Sustainability

    The college promotes a structure that supports and sustains our vision, mission, and goals.