Almost sixty years since its founding, and following a year of marked successes with the largest number of new students in university history, a record fundraising year, and being named the #1 university for social mobility for regional universities of the South, St. Thomas University (STU) has started a new strategic planning process and will launch a new strategic plan this coming Spring 2020.
The plan will focus on helping to establish clear cut goals for STU to implement within the next two to three years and provide the building blocks for long term sustainability and growth.
Focused on key three pillars—identity, student success and resource stewardship— that were identified by STU President David A. Armstrong, J.D., the process will incorporate alumni, members of the STU boards of advisors, the Board of Trustees, administrators, students and faculty.
“We want to be a university that not only talks, the talk, but walks the walk,” said Armstrong. “This process will allow us to not only establish and grow our university now, but should help us thrive for the next 60 years.”
As part of the process, the university has implemented a strategic plan steering committee that will guide the creation and implementation of the plan, as well three sub-committees that are developing clear goals and tactics, including, metrics, for each of the three pillars.