On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.+ Read More
The university is currently in the final stages of its yearlong process to update its institutional strategic plan. The new institutional blueprint is setting the stage for college-level planning, which began this fall, and will guide major institutional decisions as the university develops over the next five to seven years.
"The university is stronger than ever, and our future holds great promise," said President Keefe. "Now is the right time to plan how we will best realize our mission so that we can flourish as one of the nation's preeminent Catholic universities."
The final document will consist of institution-level strategy that speaks to the university's overall growth, offerings and structure. In addition, according to President Keefe, it will not only be a statement of how the university will manifest its mission, but it will provide a foundation for colleges to develop enrollment, academic and operational strategies. The plan's value also will extend to institutional advancement and master planning for facilities and technology.
"The university community and its constituencies have had many opportunities to be involved in the process by participating in focus groups, task forces, committees, open meetings and surveys," said Brian Murray, vice president and chief financial officer. "The results of these efforts were used by the committee to compile feedback, instructions and information for consideration from President Keefe and the Board of Trustees."
The steering committee for the strategic planning process is co-chaired by Charles Tusa '74, a university trustee, and Murray. Members include:
Msgr. Greg Kelly '78 & '82, trustee
Walter Adams, trustee
Bridgett Wagner '81, trustee
Gerard Wegemer, professor
Frank Doe, associate professor
Tiffany Miller, associate professor
Dale Fodness, associate professor and associate dean
Greg Bell, associate professor
Patrick Daly '76 & '82, associate vice president
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.+ Read More
UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.+ Read More