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University unveils strategic plan

| Monday, March 3, 2014

Notre Dame’s latest strategic plan, “A Legacy Expanded,” establishes the goals and commitments that will guide University decisions for the next decade, according to a press release issued Monday morning.

“The power of the strategic plan is not purely in enunciating University goals,” University President Fr. John Jenkins stated in the press release. “Its force comes from the many faculty, deans, trustees and benefactors who have reflected together on how to achieve the aspirations of Notre Dame — and the alumni, students, parents and friends who will keep us on course, call for results and press us on to achieve our goals.

The plan further develops the five goals Jenkins initially introduced in his first year as president in 2005, each of which includes commitments to maintaining successful programs or to generating new ideas in areas where growth is needed, the press release stated.

The five goals support long-term innovation beyond day-to-day operation across all University departments and divisions, according to the press release. The specific points are to “ensure that our Catholic character informs all our endeavors, offer an unsurpassed undergraduate education that nurtures the formation of mind, body and spirit, advance human understanding through scholarship, research and post-baccalaureate programs that seek to heal, unify and enlighten, foster the University’s mission through superb stewardship of its human, physical and financial resources and engage in external collaborations that extend and deepen Notre Dame’s impact.”

The press release stated University administrators will revise the strategic plan as necessary and utilize it as a set of guidelines to help make decisions and bring cohesion to the Notre Dame campus.

More information about “A Legacy Expanded” can be found at strategicplan.nd.edu

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