Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship

Time and Change Strategic Plan

What is our aspiration?

Ohio State will be an exemplar of best practices in resource stewardship, operational effectiveness, efficiency and innovation.

Why is this important?

Operational excellence is foundational to the success of our strategic vision for the future. The university must be a responsible steward of its resources in order to re-direct investment into initiatives that will help us to achieve our bold aspirations.

We have the opportunity to operate more efficiently while also operating more effectively. We can work smarter to deliver even better service levels at lower cost.


  • Capture hundreds of millions in savings at the university and the Wexner Medical Center over seven years for strategic uses
  • Realize significant improvements in end-user service levels (e.g., project timelines, turnaround times, self-service)
  • Simplify core processes and streamline financial mechanisms to create unprecedented transparency and agility
  • Capture hundreds of millions in innovative revenue-generation opportunities and the required funds to fuel our strategy through a bold new fundraising campaign
  • Maintain levels of local, state and federal support and capture new local, state and federal opportunities for capital projects

Strategic plan resources

Our ambitions are bold because that is the Ohio State way. Our responsibility is great because families in Ohio and beyond require us to be the very best we can be. Our future is bright because we are Buckeyes — and we have 150 years of excellence to help light the way.