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“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” Allen Kay wrote. Steve Gilbert put it in more action-oriented terms: “Don’t predict the future, build it.” This document represents just the latest milestone in the process of inventing and reinventing the University of North Dakota, building on a foundation set in 1883.

The strategic plan’s immediate predecessor, Pathways to the Future, guided the University through nearly five years of success and achievement. This strategic plan, Building on Excellence, represents an appraisal of those successes and a complete reconsideration of our circumstances and our future.

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