Current Strategic Plan

The Cornerstone Plan

 “The Cornerstone Plan crystallizes a vision and set of strategic directions that will equip the University to move boldly into its third century.” —President Teresa Sullivan

The university’s current strategic plan, The Cornerstone Plan, was developed over the course of 16 months in 2012-2013.  President Teresa Sullivan led a comprehensive planning process that involved and solicited input from over 10,000 people including faculty, staff, students, alumni, the Board of Visitors, parents, community members, and friends of the University. 

In November 2013 the Board of Visitors approved the strategic direction outlined in The Cornerstone Plan (PDF).  This direction is presented in five “pillars” and each pillar contains multiple “strategies” for implementation.  Progress on implementation of each of the pillars and strategies is recorded on the Cornerstone Dashboard.


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The Cornerstone Plan, while university-wide in scope, provides a common framework and guide to decision makers across the institution, but also is intentionally designed to be complementary to the individual plans of schools and units.