Mission and Strategic Planning

Our Mission

Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

Our Strategic Vision

Harvey Mudd College will impart a joyful, powerful liberal arts STEM education in a community where the health, wellbeing and success of every individual matters by fostering a culture of care, collaboration and innovation.

HMC 2035: Propelling Innovation

A strategic plan for the next decade

I am excited to join you in building an even stronger Harvey Mudd College. We are committed to continuously generating and sharing solutions that ignite positive change, drawing inspiration not only from the legacy of our past—but also from the limitless potential of our future endeavors. Together, let us continue propelling innovation as we push the frontiers of knowledge and inspire future generations of thinkers and leaders.

Harriet B. Nembhard
President, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College began its strategic planning process at a pivotal moment in the life of the College. With HMC President Harriet Nembhard’s arrival in fall 2023, the College community began discussions about how we might propel the innovations and accomplishments made during the prior strategic plan into the next decade. These discussions were grounded in our shared mission as well as in our aspirational vision for what Harvey Mudd could be like in 2035 if we achieved our ambitious goals.

With these important foundational elements in mind, our community began the process of identifying our strengths, opportunities, aspirations and the results we hoped to achieve. It is our hope that with this new plan as our guide, we can focus our efforts to continue propelling innovation at Harvey Mudd—now and into the future.

Please note: The plan shared on this site is the most updated working draft and will be further refined and approved by the HMC Board of Trustees during its September 2024 meeting.

The Plan and Planning Process Draft Strategic Plan