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.
Marquette University

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Beyond Boundaries

Branded Strategic Plan Document CoverApproved by Marquette's Board of Trustees in
May 2013, Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette's Future builds on the bold spirit that has always blessed Marquette University. In seeking to carry forward this tradition today, the university community collectively developed a clear vision of the qualities that must distinguish the Marquette of tomorrow. This strategic plan website was established as a vehicle for the campus community to learn about the strategic plan development and implementation process.