An important outcome of CU Boulder's strategic planning effort is the articulation of a shared vision for the university's long-range future. There was equal value in both the process and the product of the "visioning" endeavor. The process brought people together for thoughtful discourse and shaped the university in fundamental ways. The resulting vision statement will serve as an instrument for change and a mechanism for keeping the university focused on central objectives.

Our vision for Flagship 2030 reflects the viewpoints of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, industry representatives, government officials, community members, Colorado citizens, and a broad constituency of other friends and supporters. We listened to insightful ideas from a wide array of perspectives, all of which helped us synthesize and articulate a far-reaching CU Boulder vision statement.