The Statler 2020 Plan

This Strategic Plan is organized within the framework of the University 2020 Plan and contains action items under each University goal. Each goal is measurable and has accompanying benchmarks and metrics to show where the College is today and what will be achieved by 2020.


The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research, and outreach activities.


The Statler College mission is to prepare students for success in their professional careers; to contribute to the advancement of society through learning, discovery, extension, and service; and to stimulate economic well-being in West Virginia and the world through technical innovation, knowledge creation, and educational excellence.

Goal One

Engage undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in a challenging academic environment

The Statler College will be recognized for excellence in preparing students for career success in engineering and related professions. The College will provide an exciting environment of educational excellence that fosters use, creation, and transfer of knowledge to solving societal problems in a sustainable and value-added manner. The College will be a leader in incorporating new technology and to adopting appropriate trends in providing high educational value to our students at all levels.


Goal Two

Excel in research, creative activity, and innovation

The Statler College will be a recognized national leader in doing cutting-edge research and innovation, advancing inter- and multi-disciplinary research, and in promoting energy research. The College strategic plan will support the University goal to achieve Carnegie Classification - Very High Research.


Goal Three

Foster diversity and an inclusive culture

The Statler College is committed to providing a domestic and internationally diverse culture in its educational and research programs that represents the global workplace in which graduates will work.


Goal Four

Advance international activity and global engagement

The Statler College will expand long-standing traditions of international collaboration by revitalizing and strengthening exchange programs with universities abroad, while establishing new international partnerships in education, research, outreach, and economic development.


Goal Five

Enhance the well-being and the quality of life of the people of West Virginia.

The Statler College will enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of the people of West Virginia by contributing its faculty, staff and student expertise through a 21st century land-grant mission.