Trustees approve new strategic plan

In an email sent Thursday, May 17, DePaul University President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. announced that the Board of Trustees approved the Strategic Plan that will lead the university’s actions through 2018.
“This afternoon, at its final meeting of the academic year, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the strategic plan we developed together as a university community to guide us for the next six years,” the email stated.
Many of the building projects that began with the last strategic plan, VISION twenty 12, were drafted to continue with the new plan.
The last draft of the plan specifically included completing the Lincoln Park campus fine arts quarter (finishing the Theatre School and Music School), selectively expanding the Loop campus, increasing sustainability efforts by reducing the university’s carbon footprint, and seeking out “opportunities to bring men’s basketball back into the city,” among other things.
“The board approved sample metrics to ensure measurable results, but empowered us to continue to refine them,” Holtschneider said in the email. “Work is underway to hone the multitude of metrics the planning teams proposed into a reasonable set of measures that will best illustrate our progress on an annual basis.”
Holtschneider also suggested that departments “use the summer months to think about how to focus your area’s energies over the next six years to help the university achieve its new set of aspirations.”
The official launch and celebration of the new approved Strategic Plan is set for Friday, Sept. 14.