Strategic Priorities

Your gift to Stephen F. Austin State University is an investment in the future, and SFA's leadership is focused on the future.

SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo appointed a Strategic Planning Committee to position SFA for success in meeting the elements of our mission statement.

SFA Strategic Plan: SFA Envisioned 

Our Overarching Goal: Transformative Experiences for SFA Students

We will engage our students in experiences that prepare them for the challenges of living in a global community.

Our Foundational Goal: Meaningful & Sustained Enrollment Growth

Through an appropriate mix of relevant programs, delivery methods and locations, we will attract an increasing number of students seeking to prepare themselves for the future. Enrollment growth will be evident of our productive participation in achieving the state's strategic goal for developing a more educated population. In addition, growth provides the foundation for our ongoing fiscal sustainability.

Our Support Goals:

  • Attract and Support a High-Quality Faculty & Staff Our faculty and staff are the university's greatest assets. It is all of us together who engage our students in the high-impact practices that provide the transformative experiences they seek. To successfully fulfill our mission, we must attract and retain highly qualified people.
  • Foster Academic & Co-Curricular Innovation As the needs of our students evolve, so should our curricular and co-curricular programs. We will be innovative in the ways we reach our students and prepare them for lifelong learning and successful careers in the 21st century.
  • Redefine University Culture We will have an energetic and respectful workplace where civility, inclusivity, and accountability are guiding principles for everyone.
  • Increase Connections We will embrace the strengths of our stakeholders to better enable us to provide a stellar learning experience for our students and contribute to the quality of life of everyone we touch.


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025