The University of Olivet 2030: Vision for a Prosperous Future

A Message from the President

Achieving a Prosperous Future

Dear Alumni and Friends of The University of Olivet,

With last decade’s “Charting the Course to 2020 and Beyond” strategic plan, we focused on strengthening the core of the The University of Olivet we’ve known and loved for over 175 years.

We solidified our commitment to a relationship-based, immersive, residential experience for our predominantly traditional-aged student body. This included a broad expansion and strengthening of our immersive programs in athletics, music, the arts, service, leadership and others. The academic program experienced unprecedented innovation, improving quality and growth in new programs. We set records in enrollment, dramatically grew the number of students living on campus, doubled the diversity of the student body, and received national and regional recognition as a top school by Washington Monthly, U.S. News and as a Top 10 Military Friendly School. Financially, we substantially strengthened the College’s financial health and completed a record-setting comprehensive fundraising campaign with the help of our alumni and friends.

With this foundation, we have now turned our attention the o the decade ahead. Our new strategic plan, “The University of Olivet 2030: Vision for a Prosperous Future,” sets a bold agenda for the coming decade. We recognize that for The University of Olivet to invest in our mission in the way we should, to “prosper,” we must build a sustainable future as a thriving, financially secure, comprehensive institution while remaining firmly Olivet.

“The University of Olivet: Vision for a Prosperous Future” is focused on four strategic priorities:

Deeply Rooted and Firmly Grounded — Be Olivet: Remain firmly “Olivet”

Grow the Tree — Be Bigger: Grow programs, enrollments and resources

Cultivate and Change the Landscape — Be Better: Take what we have planted and nurture it to ensure quality

Engage Beyond Our Hill — Be Connected: Build connections and reputation with the outside world

In the months and years ahead, we look forward to joining our alumni and friends to further explore the strategic plan and advance these priorities to achieve a prosperous future for The University of Olivet.

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