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The Strategic Plan 2017–2022

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. As stewards of the University of Richmond at this moment in our institutional history, we have a weighty obligation to future generations of Richmond students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The development of a new strategic plan offers an opportunity to build on the University’s momentum as we imagine its future.

Under the guidance of a Steering Committee appointed by President Crutcher, the strategic planning process invites individuals from across our community to help affirm our mission, articulate our values, and develop a shared vision for the University around important themes that will inform our priorities in the years to come. Working Groups will develop ambitious goals and initiatives that will help us achieve our shared aspirations for the University’s future. At each significant juncture in the strategic planning process, the University community will be asked to provide input, and our planning process will be strengthened by the active participation of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents. At the conclusion of this highly participatory process, the strategic plan will be presented to the University community in spring 2017 for review and endorsement, with implementation beginning in the fall of 2017.

Upcoming Opportunities for Feedback

Currently Open

From now through May 1, members of the University community are invited to provide feedback on:

May 9

Following Commencement, the Steering Committee will announce the final mission statement, value statements, vision statement, and themes, as well as Working Groups and their charges.

Beyond May

The Working Groups, which will be broadly representative, will work to develop goals and initiatives around the identified themes. As the planning process continues, the University community will be invited to provide input and feedback at multiple points.

Your Feedback to Date

Members of the University community have provided feedback in reponse to the invitations sent to date. These have included opportunities to comment on:

  • The University's opportunities and aspirations
  • The values that should drive the strategic planning process
  • A revised mission statement for the university
  • A revised value statement

News & Updates

As the strategic plan continues to develop throughout the coming months, check this site for periodic news and updates on our progress.

There also will be opportunites to provide additional feedback on strategic plan themes, plan drafts, and more.

Thank you for your participation in this important process.