Five-Year Strategic Plan
The Education Partnership of the Permian Basin (EPPB) developed this five-year strategic plan against a unique backdrop. The Permian Basin is home to hard-working, resilient communities in Texas and New Mexico. Its economy is greatly influenced by the Oil & Gas industry, which provides unique career opportunities but also competes with local education systems for talent. Education systems in the Permian Basin, like elsewhere in the country, have been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Strategic Planning Process
This strategic plan is the culmination of an eight-month strategic planning process, which involved EPPB’s staff, board members, and community partners. The plan is structured around clarifying the organization’s purpose, specifying its North Star goals, and identifying five-year strategic priorities that align with the organization’s strengths and values and have great potential for impact. The strategic plan also identifies the financial and staffing resources needed to achieve its goals and objectives.
We serve all the communities, school districts, and institutes of higher education in the Permian Basin. Our work is inclusive of those Texas and New Mexico counties that comprise the Permian Basin. We appreciate and respect the diversity of the communities we serve. Each community has unique strengths and challenges, yet many face similar education and employment issues that might benefit from sharing successful practices or adopting regional solutions.
While our office is located in the Midland/Odessa area, our team is committed to regularly visiting communities across the entire region to develop relationships, understand local context, and be an engaged partner.
North Star Goals
Contribute to meaningfully and equitably improving cradle-to career student outcomes across the Permian Basin.
Be seen as a highly respected convener and partner, a reliable source for regional education data and knowledge, and an invaluable contributor to aligning regional education and workforce systems.
Ensure the organization has a high-performing team, effective governance, and the systems, infrastructure, resources, and visibility to pursue and sustain its work.
Five-Year Strategic Priorities
- Increase kindergarten readiness
- Increase college-going and career entry
- Grow our regional geographic footprint
- Build buy-in for and awareness of EPPB’s vision, strategy, and role
- Be seen as a highly respected convener and partner
- Be seen as a reliable source for regional education data and knowledge
- Use communications to drive impact
- Optimize the governance structure
- Grow organizational capacity and resources