CLA Roadmap

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The Road Ahead

Faculty, students, staff, alumni, employers, donors, and friends — on and off campus — all have a place in our Roadmap, and no one will be left behind. We will proceed thoughtfully, but decisively. We will become a destination college.

John Coleman, dean

We aim to be a destination college to do the most good we can for others. The better we are at our work, the better our research, the more ready our graduates, the greater good we can do. 

Breaking boundaries. Challenging the status quo. Creating tomorrow’s leaders. We are reimagining the 21st-century liberal arts experience. 

The Roadmap is how we get there.

  • Readiness
    Prepare the most desirable candidates on the market
  • Research
    Relentlessly pursue excellence to transform knowledge and lives
  • Diversity
    Lead in building a more diverse and inclusive community
  • Engagement
    Build bridges between campus and community


Roadmap Infographic describing the PRIORITY OUTCOMES FOR EACH CORNERSTONE


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