Living The Vision is considerably different from prior NMSU Strategic Directions and Targets. This Plan establishes the vision that NMSU will be a premier University as defined relative to peer institutions. The Plan has five goals each with six or fewer objectives. Each objective has at least one quantifiable measure to be benchmarked against defined peers. Living The Vision leaves the strategies for achieving the objectives to the managers at the College/Division/Department levels and integrates performance planning with the overall budget and outcomes/evaluation processes.