University of Wisconsin–Madison

Strategic Plan

2009 – 2014

Download the full 2009-2014 VCFA Strategic Plan (PDF) 

(Note: The following Introduction and full Strategic Plan were approved in November 2009.)

Updated Plan for 2017 coming soon.


I am pleased to introduce the strategic plan for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA). The Strategic Framework sets the tone for a proactive approach that will enable the University of Wisconsin–Madison to strengthen its standing as one of the world’s preeminent higher educational institutions.

To build on our planning efforts, we will initiate projects to improve process efficiencies and achieve administrative cost savings, help build an open, dynamic and respectful learning and working environment, and provide leadership in attracting an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff. Exceptional work is being done all across campus in each of these areas, and we look forward to working with campus partners to strengthen and expand such efforts. (View the current VCFA Strategic Initiatives.)

UW–Madison has long had a national and international reputation for educational excellence and for making a positive impact on the lives of the people of Wisconsin and beyond. The campus community continues to strengthen the university’s reputation even in a most challenging fiscal environment. Working together and with the Strategic Framework as our guide, we will achieve our vision to be a model public university in the 21st century.

Our Mission

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and its affiliated units provide the highest quality administrative and student-life services to enhance the University of Wisconsin–Madison experience. The Vice Chancellor’s office and its units strive for excellence in services relating to budget/finance, human resources, physical plant, public safety, student housing, social and cultural opportunities, health, recreation, and community building. These services promote the success and well-being of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.