Challey Institute Strategic Plan

The Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth aims to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade, institutions and human potential to identify policies and solutions for the betterment of society.

The Challey Institute's Strategic Plan 2022-2024 guides the priorities of the Challey Institute over the next three years. The plan aims to ensure that we achieve our mission, while wisely using resources to maximize their impact.

Challey Institute Strategic Plan 2022-2024


The plan aligns with North Dakota State University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 with its goals of:

  • Create and maintain an open and collegial environment to promote inclusivity and diversity of perspectives as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach;

  • Provide transformational experiences for students from diverse backgrounds through high-quality education and opportunities for personal and professional development;

  • Advance NDSU’s stature as a nationally and internationally recognized research university…scholarly activities to generate new insights and knowledge that will benefit the state and address central challenges of our global future;

  • Provide innovative, student-centered education and conduct transformative research that impacts the state through meaningful outreach;

  • Support and enhance innovation and excellence through strategic investments in sustainable infrastructure.

This plan is the result of collaboration among Challey Institute personnel, with important feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including NDSU faculty, staff, students, donors, and alumni; Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo and Greater North Dakota community members; and other external stakeholders.

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