“Our trustees provide consistently strong leadership, and they have continued to do so in the midst of a global pandemic that has disrupted so many lives, plans and activities,” said Union president Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver said.
Originally adopted by trustees in 2015, Union’s “United in Spirit. Grounded in Truth.” plan emphasizes seven strategic themes that have guided the work of the university over the past five years.
The seven strategic themes are: bearing witness to the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, expanding enrollment across the university, enhancing operational effectiveness and efficiency to advance the mission, revising the liberal arts core curriculum, supporting meaningful research among faculty and students, developing leaders for the future and bolstering student life and building community.
The plan was originally supposed to end Dec. 31, 2020, but Oliver said the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented university leaders from developing another strategic plan for the future. B&R