Wilkes University

Strategic Plan - Vision 2015

Wilkes University will provide exceptional educational experiences that transform students and develop innovations through scholarly activities that lead to national recognition and shape the world around us.

Whom We Serve: Students

Core Strengths:

  • Excellence in Academic Programs
  • Scholarly Activities
  • Partnerships
  • Mentoring

To continue the Wilkes tradition of liberally educating our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through a commitment to individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence, while continuing the university’s commitment to community engagement.

  • Mentorship: Nurturing individuals to understand and act on their abilities while challenging them to achieve great things.
  • Scholarship: Advancing knowledge through discovery and research to better educate our constituents.
  • Diversity: Embracing differences and uniqueness through sincerity, awareness, inclusion and sensitivity.
  • Innovation: Promoting creative scholarly activities, programs, ideas and sustainable practices.
  • Community: Appreciating and collaborating with mutual respect to foster a sense of belonging.

Strategic Plan 2011-2015

Serving: What does the learner demand of us?
  • Excellent Teaching / Scholarship
  • Distinctive and Flexible Learning Structure
  • Welcoming,  Supportive, Sustainable, Safe University Community
  • Global & Diverse Experience
  • Engagement with the Alumni, Community & Career Partners
  • Affordable and Accessible Education

: What processes do we need to master in order to serve our population?

  • Build the Wilkes Team
  • Develop and Operate High Quality Academic Programs
  • Recruit and Retain Students
  • Foster Scholarly Activities

Development: What competencies must we grow and develop to master those procedures?

  • Build Great Programs
  • Work Together with Open Communication and Shared Governance
  • Broaden Our Horizons

Financial: What will we need financially to accomplish these things listed above?

  • Fundraising
  • Effective internal allocation and utilization of resources
  • Maximize existing revenue sources and develop new revenue streams
  • Financial Stewardship