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The Strategic Plan

Forging our Future, Building from Strength

The University of Richmond provides an extraordinary education. In the kind of teaching, mentoring, research and scholarship, and co-curricular and engagement opportunities that we offer, Richmond exemplifies the transformative power of education — in our students’ lives and in the difference they can make in the lives of others.

In recent years, the University has enjoyed remarkable momentum. As stewards of the University at this moment in our institutional history, we have an extraordinary opportunity to guide our institutional priorities for the coming years and to help ensure and extend our position as a premier liberal arts institution. Strengthened by the active participation of faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and parents in the planning process, we have developed this strategic plan, Forging our Future, Building from Strength.

Current Status

After endorsement by the faculty, Faculty Senate, the Staff Advisory Council, and the University of Richmond Alumni Association, and approval by the Board of Trustees, the University of Richmond is actively implementing the institution’s five-year strategic plan, “Forging our Future, Building from Strength.”

View each of the plan's five goals for specific initiatives and highlights of progress to date:

A Shared Vision

Members of the University community have helped shape the direction of the strategic plan through meetings with President Crutcher, school and unit conversations about the plan's elements, faculty dialogues about the future of the academic program, conversations at alumni events, submissions to this website, and responses to calls for feedback on plan drafts.

  • Spider alumni across the country Dr. Crutcher has met with since July 2015: more than 2,500
  • Faculty and staff involved in departmental meetings: more than 1,000
  • Faculty members participating in at least one Faculty Conversation with the Provost: 150
  • Responses to revised mission, vision, and values statements: 299
  • Nominations for Working Groups: more than 200
  • Working Group participants: 85