Strategic Plan

Planning Retreats

Planning Goals

Student Success

Maximize graduation and post-graduate success and overall student satisfaction.

Faculty and Staff

Maximize the development and engagement of faculty and staff.


Provide mission-driven programs that respond to changing needs of students, 


Strengthen the infrastructure to support a comprehensive range of campus and community activities.

Financial Stability

Maximize the financial stability of the university.

Reputation and Community

Be recognized globally for our mission effectiveness, educational excellence, and community engagement. 

Planning Positioning

We believe there will be continued declines in our traditional pool of prospects. Therefore we must:

  • Expand our recruiting efforts to other student pools and major cities
  • Intensify our marketing to our traditional pools
  • Integrate academic programs that attract non-traditional students
  • Increase retention efforts
  • Increase financial aid in strategically targeted areas
  • Implement strategies to improve yield

We believe there is increased pressure from the goverment and general public for improved graduation rates and demonstrable post graduate success. Therefore we must:

  • Improve collection and analysis of data
  • Improve our models of student risk for both colleges
  • Monitor and continously improve our academic support programs and activities
  • Increase internships, research opportunities, and global experience for all students that will enhance opportunities upon graduation

We believe Xavier is not as well known nationally as it deserves. Therefore we must:

  • Enhance the marketing of our brand
  • Enhance our overall marketing efforts
  • Revisit our brand to ensure that it is current and relevant

We believe there are reduced opportunities from federal and other financial sources. Therefore we must:

  • Diversify our revenue sources
  • Increase our cost effectiveness
  • Evaluate and advertise our current business model

We believe that our students have considerable choice, including schools 
that have a superior campus environment. Therefore we must: 

  • Modernize our physical facilities and technology infrastructure
  • Offer enriching and fulfilling activities
  • Create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and ownership of the University by every student
  • Include students in decisions related to campus environment
  • Continue to provide a robust educational experience

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