Reimagining Our Future, Reaffirming our Relevance
The strategic plan contains four themes: compelling story, inspiring students, transforming communities, and focused growth. From these four areas, 16 action items were created with regard to the elements of stakeholders, financial resources, internal processes, and organizational capacity. University leadership has established key performance indicators to monitor—at a glance—progress on the plan.
BVU will support a culture of risk-taking and innovation through the development — and investment in — our physical footprint and human resource capital. Not only will BVU be a dynamic place to work, but BVU will be a community which values its natural and capital assets to support student success.
BVU will create a pathway to success which will provide current and future students with exceptional experiences to make them life and work ready. The University will make it a priority to invest in high-impact practices, align curricular and co-curricular priorities, and create seamless engagements and practices for a transformational undergraduate experience which will increase enrollment and retention.
BVU’s founding men and women were entrepreneurs who had a cultural and academic vision. Dr. William H. Cumberland wrote, “The history of Buena Vista College reveals a determined effort to survive in spite of harsh economic times, wars, and often a churchly indifference to its success and growth.” Despite our perseverance, despite our past success, we cannot be complacent.
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