As the Mountain West Conference celebrates its 25th Season, Commissioner Gloria Nevarez announced today the league’s five-year strategic plan, “Ascend Together: Our Path to Excellence.

To review the full plan, click here.

The Mountain West Conference strategic planning process began in February 2023 with the appointment of Boise State Director of Athletics Jeramiah Dickey and Air Force Academy Faculty Athletics Representative Colonel Meg Martin as the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) co-chairs. Dickey and Martin worked collaboratively with a broad and diverse group of committee members (listed below) to define the pillars of the plan.

The Ascend Together: Our Path to Excellence strategic plan establishes the league’s core values-based principles – Competitive Excellence, Academic Achievement, Integrity, Relentless Drive, and Community and Inclusion. The strategic priorities are supported by detailed internal objectives, goals, resources, and timelines to ensure accountability for implementation.

“Our strategic plan clearly defines the league’s vision, mission, value principles, and core strategic priorities,” said MW Commissioner Gloria Nevarez. “Our primary focus will be a best-in-class student-athlete experience. The tremendous work of the MW Strategic Planning Advisory Committee was based on input from nearly 10,000 members of the Mountain West community, including student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty, presidents, members of the student body, media, alumni, former letterwinners, donors, and fans. This strategic plan provides a vibrant and malleable roadmap for our many years of success ahead.”

MW Strategic Planning Advisory Committee:
Craig Bohl, Head Football Coach, University of Wyoming
Dr. Cassidy Creech, Professor, Utah State University
Kaiya Johnson, Track & Field Student-Athlete, San José State University
Mark Miller, CEO, Miller Family Holdings LLC
Dr. Rick Miranda, Executive Vice President, Colorado State University
Eric Nepomuceno, Deputy Athletics Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nathan Pine, Director of Athletics, United States Air Force Academy
Mallory Poole, Associate Athletics Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Shawcroft, Football Student-Athlete, San Diego State University
Kendall Spencer, Former Student-Athlete, University of New Mexico
Shantel Twiggs, Head Women’s Track & Field Coach, University of Nevada, Reno
Dr. Victor Torres, Faculty Athletics Representative, California State University, Fresno
Dennis Trapani, Associate Athletics Director for Creative Services, University of Wyoming