Stephen F. Austin State University

Relaunch of SFA Envisioned 2023

In 2015, SFA launched the SFA Envisioned 2023 strategic plan. We are now "relaunching" the plan with a focus on strategically addressing the current "realities in higher education" referenced in our vision statement.

A new strategic plan website,, outlines the initiatives underway at SFA to meet these disruptive challenges. The status of the various initiatives will be updated regularly to keep you informed about the progress being made.

For more information, visit the new SFA Envisioned 2023 strategic plan website.

Overview of SFA Envisioned 2023

Image of front of Austin Building labeled with portions of strategic planOur Overarching Goal: Transformative Experiences for SFA Students

We will engage our students in experiences that prepare them for the challenges of living in a global community.

Our Foundational Goal: Meaningful & Sustained Enrollment Growth

Through an appropriate mix of relevant programs, delivery methods and locations, we will attract an increasing number of students seeking to prepare themselves for the future. Enrollment growth will be evidence of our productive participation in achieving the state's strategic goal for developing a more educated population. In addition, growth provides the foundation for our ongoing fiscal sustainability.

Our Supporting Goals:

S.P.I.E.S. - The Strategic Planning Implementation and Execution Survey

During November 2019, 437 members of the university community participated in the Strategic Planning Implementation and Execution Survey. See more on the S.P.I.E.S. webpage.

SB-17 Compliance

Some activities referenced in the Strategic Plan are now prohibited by Texas State law and are no longer in effect.