Mission and Strategic Planning

Our Mission

Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

Strategic Planning

Harvey Mudd College is currently engaged in a community-wide strategic planning process following the arrival of President Harriet B. Nembhard in July 2023. 

During President Nembhard’s first 100 days, she invited the community to meet with her to share thoughts on how Harvey Mudd can continue to accelerate its success in a rapidly changing world. Through a combination of individual and group meetings with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, trustees and friends of the College, and an online suggestion form, community members shared what they value about Harvey Mudd, as well as their challenges and aspirations for the College.  

President Nembhard summarized these initial conversations and comments in the 100 Days of Community Connections Report, which serves as a starting point for the strategic planning discussions the community is engaged in as it comes together to envision the future of Harvey Mudd College.

Strategic planning is the process of determining where you are now, where you want to be and how you will get there.

President Harriet B. Nembhard

Strategic Plan Timeline

View the timeline for our strategic planning process.

Strategic Planning Information Session

President Nembhard hosted a strategic planning information session on Nov. 30, 2023 where she provided her vision for the upcoming strategic planning timeline and process.

Watch: Strategic planning information session, Nov. 30, 2023.

Strategic Planning Sessions

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 20, Student-focused SOAR analysis, 11 a.m.–Noon, Aviation Room

Thursday, Feb. 22, Staff-focused SOAR analysis, 9–10 a.m., Aviation Room

Thursday, Feb. 22, Faculty-focused SOAR analysis, noon–1 p.m., Green Room

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

  • 11 a.m.–noon – Platt Center Green Room
  • 6–7 p.m. – Virtual

Strategic Planning Steering Committee & Working Groups

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Working Groups

Each Working Group is asked to develop a three-page report—in response to its charge and focus questions—that reflects the College’s values, essence, distinction and SOAR analysis.

Suggested Schedule/Plan:

  • Week of Feb. 19 – attend focused SOAR sessions; determine a chair
  • Week of Feb. 26 – extract and group SOAR input most relevant to the charge and focus questions; convene and review focus questions
  • Week of March 4 – convene and discuss/prepare preliminary responses to focus questions
  • Week of March 18 – share drafts with the College community for feedback and refinement
  • Week of March 25 – convene and update/finalize report

Imagining Harvey Mudd Working Group

Academic Vision Working Group

Student Experience Working Group

Strategic Planning Updates