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This report highlights Illinois State University’s accomplishments in the first year of the implementation of Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State—The Strategic Plan for Illinois’ First Public University. In this report, you will find examples of how the University has enhanced its strength and stability while flourishing through innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Highlights for fiscal year 2019 include the University surpassing its $150 million goal for Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State 13 months ahead of schedule. The update to the Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking to the Future was completed and demonstrated university commitments to strategic planning and shared governance. Enrollment of the largest freshman class in 33 years demonstrated that students recognize the high quality of educational, growth, and leadership opportunities the University offers.