Leading a Legacy: Ursuline College Strategic Plan 2017-2023
In spring 2017, a committee of administrators, faculty, staff, and trustees developed Leading a Legacy, defining a 10-year strategic direction, focusing on four strategic priority areas and laying out action steps to be addressed through 2020 for each of the four areas. In September 2017, the Board of Trustees of Ursuline College approved this three-year plan. Upon Board approval, the plan became immediately active and drove our planning for three years. In 2020, again with Board approval, we extended the plan through 2023 with new action steps and goals.
Ursuline College will be recognized throughout the region as a women-focused college whose programs and community partnerships support an emphasis on women in leadership. We will refine and adjust our program portfolio on a continuing basis, centering on health care-related and other dynamic programs and directed toward providing a recognizable return on students’ investment. With effective implementation of these approaches, enrollment will grow substantially while we retain our personalized approach and maximize each student’s potential for success.
As a leader in women’s education, refine our curricular and co-curricular activities, and develop a range of community partnerships, to provide our students with knowledge, skills, and experiences to foster their growth in leadership.
Expand our mission-attentive portfolio by building on our health care-related and other dynamic programs, adjusting promoting our remaining programs, and supporting our students in their leadership development for a diverse society.
Develop and implement a marketing plan that leverages our women’s focus and our health care-related and other dynamic programs to recruit from targeted geographic areas to grow enrollment substantially, especially in the post-traditional student market.
Enhance our campus environment and our use of human, technological, and financial resources to improve student retention and graduation rates substantially by personalizing the student experience in our diverse community.