University of Minnesota
UMore Park

UMore Park: University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park

Strategic Planning

The strategic planning report Creating the Vision: The Future of UMore Park (2.5 MB PDF) was presented to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on November 9, 2006, by the strategic planning steering committee. The conclusions and recommendations of the committee were presented by Charles C. Muscoplat. Highlights of the strategic planning process and recommendations are captured in the Powerpoint presentation (2.8 MB PDF) to the Regents.

The strategic planning report is founded on the data and analyses provided by strategic planning consultant Sasaki Associates, Inc., of Boston, in its October 2006 comprehensive report.

The University's goal was to undertake an inclusive process to create a vision and define new opportunities for UMore Park that would maximize the value of the property, support the fundamental academic mission of the University and add value to a legacy endowment. The vision would emphasize the University's nationally recognized leadership in education, sustainability, and the range of quality research that contributes to quality of life for people, their families and their communities. UMore Park offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity for the University to transport its land grant mission into the future. UMore Park is an asset that could generate a wealth of academic, intellectual, economic and social benefits, not only for the University and the state of Minnesota, but for the world.

The Board of Regents unanimously affirmed the goal of developing the UMore Park property in its December 2006 resolution (42 KB PDF) which calls for the preparation of a concept master plan for the 12-square-mile property.

Key steps leading to the strategic planning process included the September 2005 report "Creating a Lasting Legacy for UMore Park: Advancing the University of Minnesota's Academic Mission," (148 KB PDF) which urged the University to engage a consultant for Strategic Planning.

Sasaki Report

UMore Park Strategic Plan, Sasaki Report to the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park Steering Committee

The Sasaki Report
(4.914 MB PDF)