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Trinity University Initiates Collaborative Strategic Planning Process
Community input will shape a multi-year strategic plan for the University

Trinity University has embarked on a collaborative journey, launching a comprehensive strategic planning process to illuminate the future for the institution. The collective effort will engage faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and donors in defining a shared vision and priorities for the University.

Over the next several months, Trinity will seek input from its community to guide the establishment of strategic priorities and objectives that align with the mission and values of the University. This inclusive approach will provide various avenues for involvement, including surveys, focus groups, and workshops, among other opportunities for discussion and engagement.

"Our collective involvement in this strategic planning process is not just an opportunity, it's a testament to our shared commitment to shape the future of Trinity University,” says Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D, Trinity’s president. “Every voice matters, and every perspective is valued. Together, we'll spark a vision that reflects our aspirations, ensuring that our next steps and actions reflect our shared values.”

Trinity aims to complete its strategic planning process by Fall 2024 and launch its new, multi-year strategic plan later that semester. The University has partnered with Kennedy & Company, a Virginia-based higher education strategy firm, to help shepherd the community-driven process.

Trinity’s previous strategic plan, Trinity Tomorrow, concluded in May 2023, with successes culminating in the University garnering reclassification as a national liberal arts university. Today, this designation aligns Trinity University for national recognition in its commitment to inquiry, innovation, and student success in the liberal arts and sciences.

Strategic Planning at Trinity University →

Help Trinity University bring learning to life: Visit the new strategic planning website for ways you can be an engaged member of the planning process.


Jeanna Goodrich Balreira '08 is the director for content strategy for Trinity University Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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