In 2010, Mount Union embarked on a comprehensive yet efficient strategic planning process to develop a road map for the years to come. During this process, much insight was gathered from more than 1,800 members of the Mount Union community – trustees, faculty, staff, current students, alumni, friends and Alliance community members. Reflection on Mount Union’s strengths, core characteristics and recent successes provided for a solid foundation from which the institution could expand, extending beyond the recent accomplishments of the institution in an effort to achieve more in the years to come.
After months of reviewing drafts, hosting open forums for discussion and making pertinent revisions, a final draft of the plan was completed. In January of 2011, the Board of Trustees approved Advancing Excellence – A Strategic Plan for the University of Mount Union at its winter retreat.
Advancing Excellence includes six strategic initiatives:
- Develop a curriculum for the future
- Foster an engaging campus community
- Manage strategic enrollment growth
- Ensure the sustainable management of resources
- Enhance the diversity of the campus community
- Broaden the visibility and reputation of the institution
Advancing Excellence: A Strategic Plan for the University of Mount Union is due to be completed at the end of the 2015 calendar year. Thus, work will begin this year to develop a new plan for the University's future.