WSU Tri-Cities Strategic Plan

Goal Four

Regional and Community Engagement

Demonstrate our value to the community and leverage the distinctiveness of the region through engagement by students, faculty, and staff.


1. Make campus expertise available to the broader community by serving as a steward of resources, knowledge and history and as a center/hub for lifelong learning.

2. Enhance visible and reciprocal partnerships that put WSU Tri-Cities at the center of community leadership.

3. Develop and grow community relationships to advance the land-grant mission via engagement and philanthropy.

Our preferred future…

The people and organizations of the mid-Columbia region regularly utilize the resources of our campus (talent, knowledge, data, facilities and equipment) to advance community interests and better understand our region. WSU Tri-Cities holds a reputation for serving community needs and integrating students and research with community partners. Community leaders value our work, actively partner for strategic opportunities and support our cause. Our students, faculty and staff are embedded in and contribute to local initiatives that help our communities and serve our WSU mission to advance, extend and apply knowledge.