Strategic Plan: Overview

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About the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

The College of Engineering, which includes the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture (Knowlton School), comprises two of the most visible and important teaching, research and service contributors at The Ohio State University. Our inclusive and diverse community leverages comprehensive excellence at an unprecedented scale, preparing students to become leaders and engineers, architects and city/regional planners.

We integrate research, education, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship from all disciplines to develop high-impact, user-inspired, comprehensive and sustainable solutions to crucial challenges. As a result, we build and serve a better society, enhance economic competitiveness and promote human well-being for all — in our state, our nation and our world.

Mission Vision


“This strategic plan reflects where the College of Engineering has been and, more importantly, projects where and how we will excel at scale. The architecture and construction of the plan are not the product of a committee. Rather it is the vision of a community. From beginning to end, over 130 members of the College of Engineering and Knowlton School family contributed to the words, ideas and goals herein. Administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni. I am beyond grateful for their thoughtfulness, candor and commitment.”
– Dean Ayanna Howard, PhD
Ayanna Howard, Dean of the College of Engineering smiles at the camera in a purple suit.

Mission Vision


We seek to develop solutions to important global problems through our discovery and innovation and to prepare leaders in engineering, architecture and planning through our education and outreach programs to enhance economic competitiveness regionally, nationally and globally.


We aspire to be the leader in the discovery, innovation and education in engineering, architecture and planning among public land grant universities, recognizing that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.

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