University Strategic Planning

Bradley University is committed to engaging in thoughtful, inclusive, and transparent strategic planning in support of its mission and core values. A clear strategic focus shapes the university’s goals, activities, and resource decisions, thereby advancing impactful, high-quality educational outcomes. 

Under the leadership of Dr. Walter Zakahi, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bradley University launched a strategic planning process during the Fall 2016 semester. The resulting plan was approved in Fall 2017 and subsequently operationalized through the development of an implementation plan. Extensive information about the 2017 Plan, which remains in effect through the Spring 2021 semester, and the 2012 Plan, which it replaced, are available on this site.

In December 2020, President Stephen Standifird announced the launch of a strategic planning process with the goal of developing and approving a new plan by summer 2021. This plan, which will be narrower in scope than the 2017 Plan, will guide the direction of the university over the next three to five years. The 2021 Plan will align with Bradley’s prevailing mission, while setting forth an exciting strategic vision and a complementary set of goals and initiatives designed to meet the dynamic landscape of higher education in an ever-changing world.