Strategic Plan 2015 to 2020
As president of UTHealth, I am pleased to present the UTHealth Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Faculty members from all six schools, leaders from our Development Board and representatives from our executive administration worked together for more than six months to create this plan, and I would like to thank each of them for his or her time, input and hard work. This collaborative approach was essential for developing a plan that is inclusive of the needs, expertise, capabilities and priorities of our many campuses. And while one single plan will never encompass all of the amazing work underway here at UTHealth, I believe we have identified a common purpose,shared values and an aligned vision that will set the foundation for our future as a leading academic health center.
This Plan focuses on areas that we believe will create the most value for all UTHealth constituents - students, patients, faculty, staff, legislators, volunteers, clinical partners and more - and will provide stability, strategy and a platform for growth for our university. As we fulfill the goals of this Plan, we aim to develop new capabilities and services that will benefit those we directly serve and, ultimately, the larger fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, biomedical informatics and biomedical sciences.
While this Plan provides us with direction, we must and will regularly re-evaluate our course to ensure that we are making progress and to make necessary adjustments to our goals. This is a process, not simply an event or a single document. To successfully achieve all that we have outlined in this Plan - and I hope even more - in the next five years, we must be dedicated, responsive and flexible.
I encourage you to familiarize yourself with this Plan and share it with others. If you find us falling short of our objectives, I hope you will let us know and ask us to do better. And, more importantly, I hope you will celebrate with us as we begin to successfully meet these goals.
Giuseppe N.Colasurdo, MD
Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair