The Villanova University Strategic Plan
"The Villanova University Strategic Plan: Igniting the Heart. Inspiring the Mind. Illuminating the Spirit." represents the collective efforts of Villanova community members, and will guide the work of our University through the next decade.
It will help us to navigate the challenges of today’s higher education landscape while remaining true to our Augustinian values and traditions. It will also provide us with direction as we inspire current and future generations of Villanova students to achieve academic excellence, cultivate their intellectual curiosity, and deepen their compassion for others.
At the core of Villanova University’s Strategic Plan are the university’s distinct offerings that are the Villanova Promise: academic excellence, strong community, service to others, personal attention, and foundation for success.
To build upon the University's critical strengths and move to new levels of distinction, the Villanova community has established a Strategic Plan that encompasses the following five imperatives:
- REALIZING THE AUGUSTINIAN VISION
- Academic Distinction
- THE NEXT GENERATION
- A Diverse Intellectual Climate
- NATIONAL STATURE
- Faculty Scholarship and Graduate Programs
- THE VALUE OF VILLANOVA
- Sharing our Story
- THE VILLANOVA ENDOWMENT
- Securing our Future
The growth of the Villanova University endowment is a key strategic priority, with the success of all other strategic imperatives depending on it.