UD Strategic Plan

Tower Web Extra: Strategic Plan to Guide UD Through Next 7 Years

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

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