Southwestern Adventist University is pleased to present its Strategic Plan 2020-2023: A Foundation of Excellence. This strategic plan is grounded in the University’s mission to inspire knowledge, faith, and service through Christ-centered education. It is linked to the heritage of those who founded this institution in 1893 to be a safe place where students can learn practical skills, grow in faith, and be of service to the communities in which they will live and to the legacy of those church leaders, school administrators, faculty, and staff who have served this institution over the years.
The implementation of the goals, recommendations, critical objectives, and action items laid out in the 2015–2020 Strategic Plan have provided crucial enhancements to the entire campus, including the new Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building, doubling the size of our endowment, private donations of over $23M, and renovations to many of the facilities, including the new Dinosaur Science Museum. These enhancements will help propel the University over the next three years in meeting the six new goals:
Enhance quality academic programs
Promote an environment that inspires personal faith and Christ-centered relationships
Create a transformative and immersive experience in all phases of university life
Establish Southwestern Adventist University as an innovator in Christian higher education
Ensure campus facilitates a vibrant environment for student learning
Develop and implement a sustainable financial model that ensures financial vitality
The success of this bold and ambitious plan depends largely on the abundance of God’s blessings and on the hard-working and devoted staff, faculty, and administrators who are deeply committed to live out the University’s mission and faith.