Letter from the President
The current 5-year Campus Master Plan update for Texas State University ends in 2017 and many of the projects included in the plan have come to fruition. In November 2015, Texas State University selected SmithGroupJJR and its team of sub-consultants to assist in the development of a Campus Master Plan for 2017-2027. We plan to present the document to The Texas State University System Board of Regents for approval at the May 2017 Board meeting.
Phase One of the process will result in the articulation of the organizational vision and strategic goals guiding the master plan. Phase One will include a period of discovery and strategy formation as well as a physical inventory of the campus. Phase Two will move into scenario planning, analysis, and framework later this year.
Whereas the 2012 update to the master plan covered a limited scope, this will be a full examination of the university from the ground up. Specific areas of interest as we begin this process include, but are not limited to: evaluating the adequacy of existing academic, athletic, recreational, student health, and student residence facilities; the impact of future programs and their related strategic plans; STAR Park and the Spring Lake area; and existing and planned parking. A review of the Round Rock Campus to determine what facilities are needed to address delivery of services there will also be included.
Phase Three of the process will be focused on outcomes. It will include a phasing and implementation plan that will identify potential new or renovated capital projects, along with their recommended size, location, cost, and possible funding source.
Dates are currently being scheduled for open on-campus meetings and the months of February, April, September, and December are currently being considered. Ms. Nancy Nusbaum, Associate Vice President for Finance and Support Services Planning, will distribute campus emails announcing each of the open forums. I encourage you to watch for her emails and plan on attending as many sessions as you can. An interactive website will also be established to facilitate on-line campus and community participation.
Campus participation in our past master plans and updates has been invaluable and has helped us to create and implement successful plans. Your voice is important and we want to hear from you as we develop our next 10-year master plan.
Denise M. Trauth