Inspire New Knowledge

Strategic Priority 2

We will reward innovation in instruction, research, entrepreneurship, collaboration and capacity building that maximizes our impact, and challenges, enlightens and inspires our faculty and students to change the world.


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Research Success for a Changing World

  • Increase the number of students who participate in study abroad experiences and high impact academic and extracurricular activities that expand thinking, promote diversity of thought, civil discourse and empathy.

Growing Research Capacity

  • Support opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and co-creation that produces 20% joint academic programs and research collaborations.

Augmenting Research Culture and Revenue

  •  Facilitate the commercialization of research and technology to increase overall contribution to $100M.

Expand Our Academic and Research Impact

  • Support research that addresses local, national and global health challenges through collaboration with STEM academic fields, such as biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering and computer science, and the social sciences.

Core Team

Dr. Bruce Jones

Vice President for Research

Office of Research

Dr. Kera Lawson


Executive Director

Research Development