Strategic Plan of the VPR


The Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity and Economic Development advances University success in reseach, scholarship, and creative activity through exemplary service to the faculty, staff, and student corps.


To drive bold, strategic, and forward-looking leadership to empower and intentionally serve the NMSU research and creativity enterprise.


  • 1

    Goal 1

    Strategic investments that nuture interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • 2

    Goal 2

    Build Capacity in comprehensive capture management.

  • 3

    Goal 3

    Lead an integrated reseach communication strategy.

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    Goal 4

    Develop state-of-the-art workflows to support the research enterprise.


updated January, 2023
Utilize lean process improvement to gain efficiencies in the research enterprise.
Establish federal sponsor coordination.
Improve approval, evaluation, and sunsetting processes for NMSU centers and institutes.
Develop concierge program for new faculty and research staff.
Create a mid-level faculty research program.
Become distinctly R1.