In any strategic planning process, there comes a time when a university must take action, advancing plans recorded on a page into a vital reality that is lived out by the entire community. The Strategic Plan Update shows the progress we have made toward the goals outlined in our current Strategic Plan.
Much has changed in the higher education landscape in the past decade. As Concordia looks toward the future, we will continue to adapt and innovate while upholding the mission and values that have guided the institution since its founding. The Strategic Plan Update describes who we are as a Lutheran institution of higher education and provides a roadmap which, I believe, will help guide Concordia into a successful and sustainable future.
Our Strategic Plan Update is comprised of four themes with 11 strategic priorities. The four themes—academic enterprise, student experience, institutional identity and institutional operations—provide the framework that guides our efforts to improve academic quality and service to students, to strengthen our financial position and to communicate more effectively what it means to be a Lutheran university.
We are pleased to present this Strategic Plan Update and share stories that illustrate Concordia University Irvine’s vision to be among the finest, distinctively Lutheran liberal arts universities in America, preparing wise, honorable, cultivated citizens, informed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for the Church and world.