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Strategic Plan

On May 3, 2019, the Stetson University Board of Trustees approved a shortened, Roll Ahead Strategic Map Goals document that is based on the 2014-2019 Strategic Map. The purpose is to guide the direction and focus of the university for the next two years.

"It is an exciting point in time at Stetson University. We are searching for our 10th president, we have added new leadership to our schools and colleges, and the university is tackling complex issues in environment, law and health. In early May of this year, the university Board of Trustees approved a shortened strategic map built on the foundation of the incredible work and achievements of this university in moving the 2014-2019 Strategic Map to successful conclusion. This new map, which we have chosen to title "Roll Ahead," is specifically designed to provide direction while new leadership coalesces around objectives and goals that move the university forward."

Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D.

President and University Professor

Learning Excellence

Through annual cycles of curriculum review and overall insight into our instructional programs, develop advanced methods to assure the highest opportunities for student learning.Examples of this include review and revision of FSEMs and Focus Orientation, expansion of student access to meaningful experiential learning experiences, continued improvement as a result of program review, and more universal implementation of academic and non-academic assessment. 

Demand, National Reputation and Value Proposition

In concert with new and continuing deans, the Provost and VPs of Enrollment Management, CLaSS and Marketing will develop and strengthen distinctiveness in our academic and campus life with demonstrated improvement in outcomes as measured by employment and graduate school enrollment in outcomes surveys. We will pursue increased national reputation for faculty scholarship and creative activity, as well as athletic competitive excellence.


To assure broad understanding of Stetson's goals for providing an inclusive environment: concentrating on training opportunities for more inclusive searches, stressing the evolution into being a more open and respectful community, and adopting best practices in ways to promote equitable policies and practices within and throughout our campuses.

Financial Transparency and Translation

Assure an understanding of the Stetson University finances and budget processes, and translate budget planning and execution to university constituents as a way to build confidence and expand awareness.

Advising and Engagement

Review and revise advising and engagement activities based on best practices for institutions like Stetson. Examples include evaluation of faculty advising, promotion of advisor development, creation of clear pathways for Discovery students and increased awareness of the importance of effective advising.  


Continue and complete on-going fundraising efforts for focused campaigns and lay the groundwork for the next comprehensive campaign. Engage alumni more fully in deepening their relationship with Stetson and each other, and secure resources to enhance the institution's financial sustainability.