Developing leaders for the future success of the University and the world is paramount. A sense of belonging, of being a part of the future, and attaining the skills to be adaptable to a changing world is key to students, faculty, and staff reaching their maximum potential. We will develop leaders who are actively involved in changing their own lives and the lives of others.
1.1 Develop a sense of belonging as part of student’s pursuit of their life goals.
1.1.1 Reimagine an environment where all student members of our campus community are welcome and respected for the diversity they bring to our campus and implement activities that promote that culture. University value: DIVERSITY
1.1.2 Expand opportunities for students to be leaders and innovators in their academic disciplines, professional communities, and other areas. University value: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
1.1.3 Expand opportunities for students to gain and demonstrate leadership skills throughout their personal, spiritual, and cocurricular experiences. University value: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
1.1.4 Provide opportunities to enhance student wellness as a foundation for lifelong health. University value: WELLNESS
1.2 Invest in the teaching and learning facilities in the sciences, including psychological sciences, exercise physiology, and nursing, in order to attract, enroll, and retain exceptional students. University values: ACADEMIC RIGOR, ACTIVE LEARNING, COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
1.2.1 Conduct a space study to update facilities needs assessment.
1.3 Invest in athletic facilities to attract, enroll, and retain exceptional students and create championship experiences for our fans and community. University value: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
1.3.1 Realize the Five for the Hive initiative for the benefit of the entire campus.
1.3.2 Analyze and determine successful student-athlete recruitment, retention, and academic success practices and implement them in other areas of campus.
1.4 Develop a Center for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, a Center for Leadership Development, and a Center for Inclusive Excellence to support the success of our campus and extended community. University values: COMMUNITY, SUSTAINABILITY
1.4.1 Reimagine and increase the partnerships within and beyond the campus community to benefit and promote the Lynchburg experience and serve as a resource for the community. University values: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS, COMMUNITY
1.4.2 Enhance stewardship activities through the promotion of the academic excellence and student engagement experiences the University provides to develop future leaders. University value: COMMUNITY
1.5 Deepen and strengthen engagement of the faculty, staff, students, and community in the arts.