Board of Trustees endorses strategic plan
May 1, 2013
Dear members of the Marquette community:
I am writing to share with you the news that the Board of Trustees endorsed the Marquette University strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette’s Future, at a meeting earlier today. This affirmation follows on the heels of votes of endorsement from the University Academic Senate, the Dean’s Council and the President’s Cabinet.
This moment is the culmination of a truly campus-wide, 18-month strategic planning effort. I want to extend a special thank you to everyone who contributed their time, talents, energy, and input to ensure the plan reflects our collective hopes and dreams for Marquette.
I also want to thank Tom Ganey and Jeanne Hossenlopp for their tireless work on this plan as co-chairs of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee, as well as the faculty, staff, and students who served as members of the committee. Again and again during the past year, I’ve heard praise for the inclusive and collaborative nature of the strategic planning process, which is a reflection of the initiative this group took to gather input from across our university community.
Although today represents a major milestone for the university, it is also the beginning of what is sure to be the challenging and rewarding work of bringing the plan to life through implementation. In the coming weeks, expect to hear more from me about a structure to achieve both the plan’s specific goals and our ultimate aspiration of being recognized among the world’s most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities.
I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with all of you to set this exciting course for the future of Marquette University.
Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., is interim president
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., is the interim president of Marquette University. From 1996 to 2011 he served as the 22nd president of Marquette University. Under his leadership, Marquette has improved academic quality, increased and stabilized enrollment, and enhanced partnerships with the City of Milwaukee and community groups and in 2005 completed the most successful comprehensive campaign in the history of the university with a total of $357 million. Read more...