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Higher Expectations: A 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

The University of Houston at Sugar Land gathered stakeholders and other supporters to create an academic guide that will take us through the next few years. The result is Higher Expectations: A 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. These blueprints will direct our efforts for student success, impactful growth, meaningful partnerships and community awareness.

Value Statement

At the University of Houston at Sugar Land, we value building a legacy of:

We believe that the strength of our successful region lies in the diversity of our people, traditions, perspectives and talents. We champion that.
We believe the foundation of all successes are the relationships that lead to meaningful collaborations, impact and growth. We cultivate those.
We believe our students, faculty, staff, families, industries, partners and neighbors create the energy for opportunities to move us forward as an institute of higher education. We invest in them.
We believe in creating empathetic leaders who are anchors for the community—the next generation of diversity champions. We are committed.


Dr. Judy Korb has over 35 years of experience in education and training. Her background includes business professor, senior administrator in higher education, executive/professional coaching, management and organizational development consulting including needs assessment, meeting facilitation and training for businesses and colleges.

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Steering Committee

Learn about our group of experts that helped shape our plan.

The UH at Sugar Land Strategic Planning Steering Committee


UH at Sugar Land faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, offered their thoughts about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of our campus efforts. The strategies we crafted together will lead us into the future.

  • April 12, 2018

    First meeting of the UH at Sugar Land Strategic Planning Committee

    Meeting notes

  • April 13, 2018

    Follow up meeting with committee members

    Meeting notes

  • May 9, 2018

    Partnered with the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs for data collection
  • July 2, 2018

    Meeting with UH at Sugar Land Strategic Planning Committee
  • August 2018

    Review data collection from Hobby School
  • September 12, 2018

    Meeting with UH at Sugar Land Strategic Planning Committee
  • September 13-14, 2018

    Focus Groups/SWOT Analysis

    SWOT Analysis results

  • October 2018

    Review input/Draft goals
  • October 11, 2018

    Meeting with UH at Sugar Land Strategic Planning Committee
  • November 2018

    Finalize goals/Develop strategies
  • December 2018

    Finalize plan
  • January/February 2019

    Develop implementation plan