Transforming Lives, Eliminating Health Disparities

Throughout its history, WVU has successfully educated health professionals and provided leadership in healthcare delivery, public service, and research.

Yet, as we enter the second decade of this century, many of the health challenges that face our nation and our state remain ahead of us. It was in this context that more than 250 members of our health sciences community, on all three of our campuses, contributed to the drafting of this Strategic Plan. It is intended to guide our schools, our leadership team, and our faculty, students and staff as we work together through the year 2020.

The University’s new Strategic Plan includes the following goal: “Enhance the wellbeing and the quality of life for the people of West Virginia.” We at the Health Sciences Center have a broad mandate to support this goal. The development of this HSC Strategic Plan has been both a part of the wider University’s planning process and an exercise in shared governance and collective responsibility for our mission.

The implementation of the HSC Strategic Plan will primarily lie in the hands of our schools. While the overall plan sets out the broad outlines of where we want to go, it will be within the schools where we develop — and measure — our progress toward specific goals.

This website will be updated regularly with more specific goals identified by the schools and programs within the HSC, and with reports on our progress.

Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Health Sciences Center