2027 Strategic Plan approved by the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees

At its February 2022 meeting, the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees voted to approve the adoption of the Oglethorpe University 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Distinctive and Distinguished. The five-year plan presents a revitalized mission and vision, guiding core values, and establishes priorities and initiatives that will move the university into its next era of growth and achievement.

The approval comes after a 15-month process in which more than 550 faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and trustees participated in surveys and/or listening sessions.  Notably, 84% of faculty respondents and 92% of staff respondents endorsed the strategic plan, and the Alumni Board passed a resolution also approving the strategic plan prior to final adoption by the Board of Trustees.

The next steps will be to identify, develop, and implement strategic initiatives connected to the strategic priorities that will be prioritized on an annual basis.

This first phase of implementation will include developing cases of support linked to advancement, articulating metrics for success, and establishing committees to review and approve specific initiatives supported by a strategic initiatives fund.