“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.