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Increase financial strength and cultivate entrepreneurial spirit across the community.

  • Increase residential enrollment to 1,000 students while increasing the selectivity of admissions.

    • Improve student success and retention/graduation rates by strengthening the first-year experience, differentiated instruction and the advising system.

    • Establish a highly mission-driven and systematically assessed admissions process.

    • Increase affordability in order to make the College more accessible to a greater population of prospective students.

    • Increase net revenue from undergraduate programs.

     

  • Create distinctive low-residency academic programs that efficiently adapt to change, build on the College’s strengths, increase net revenue and inspire entrepreneurial drive among faculty, staff, and students.

    • Build low-residency graduate programs to 500 students.

    • Develop low-residency undergraduate degree completion programs.

    • Develop one or more centers that attract funding, conduct research, and generate revenue e.g. a center that provides support programs for budding sustainability entrepreneurs.

     

  • Develop a robust culture of philanthropy to fund investment in the College.

    • Build the giving capacity of the board of trustees.

    • Develop a corporate giving program supported by board of trustees’ identification, cultivation and solicitation of major corporate gifts.

    • Grow annual giving among four bases of support—trustees, alumni, parents and faculty and staff.

    • Grow grant revenue to fund investments in major initiatives and to enhance academic program activities.

    • Conduct a $10 million capital campaign over seven years to fund three projects that fuel enrollment growth.

     

  • Fully optimize the campus and facilities year round.

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