The University of Missouri's dedication to stewardship at the educational, environmental and fiscal levels originates from its mission of teaching, research, public service and economic development. All planning efforts at Mizzou further support these goals. Previously, the master plan and sustainability plan have been updated independently. This year, they are intentionally aligned and have expanded to include Intercollegiate Athletics, MU Health System, Residential Life and Campus Dining Services. This powerful combination promotes MU's leadership role within higher education in elevating the link between the physical campus and its profound contribution to the learning and research environment. MU's master planning process began more than 30 years ago with a devotion to its historic buildings when planning for the future.