Aquinas College strategic plan focuses on students, mission and organizational strength

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AQ 2030,” the 10-year vision and strategic plan for Aquinas College, connects the unique mission, talents and resources of the College to its serve students so that, in turn, they can use their gifts to lead a life of purpose and success in service to a just and sustainable world.

President Kevin G. Quinn presented the details of the plan to the campus community on Nov. 6, and the plan is available online today (Nov. 8) at aquinas.edu/strategicplan.

“AQ 2030 articulates our vision and mission and will serve as a guiding document for the work that we do,” said President Kevin G. Quinn. “Our institution traces its origins back 130 years with the educational mission of the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, and this strategic plan will allow us to carry that mission forward to 2030 and beyond.”

AQ 2030 has three characteristic themes: a multifaceted mission statement, student-centered focus and thriving educational organization. It also focuses on five primary strategic outcomes that define the College’s vision.

The plan took shape after 18 months of development among College leadership in discussion with the campus community. Next, the College will embark on a three-year work plan to address tasks related to the plan’s strategic outcomes.

Sixteen task forces with members from cross-campus functions will work to meet specific goals and milestones. The task forces will engage additional members of the campus community and existing structures to accomplish their work.

“Every day our faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in one of the most transformational times in a student’s life. The beauty of this plan is that it embraces the knowledge and expertise of all corners of campus,” President Quinn said. “Additionally, our plan will allow us to continuously evolve and adjust in a rapidly changing marketplace.