Office of the President

2022 Strategic Plan

Xavier is embarking to build the next 5-year strategic plan. Beginning with President Hanycz's listening sessions with the Xavier community and building on the university’s mission, vision and values, this process will incorporate inputs from campus constituencies and from the community that Xavier serves.

At this time, you are invited to participate in the Strategic Planning Survey—to offer your greatest aspiration for Xavier and to raise your hand if you're interested in joining this work today and/or as the process continues.

Access the Strategic Planning Survey (open January 10-17, 2022)

Read Dr. Hanycz's January 10 letter to the campus community

Leadership and Structure

  • Co-Chairs: Rashmi Assudani, Rachel Chrastil, Becky Cull
  • Process Coordinator: Gary Lewandowski
  • Steering Committee: moderately sized, cross-campus leadership group, to be populated in early January through nomination process in a survey sent to the campus January 10
  • Working Groups: small teams to address specific aspects of the strategic planning process, from aspirational thinking to implementation

Process Overview

Fall 2021-early 2022: President's Listening Sessions for Themes of Excellence

  • Staff and faculty identify Spires of Excellence and Aspirations for our future.
  • Data from these listening sessions will drive and inform the development of the Goal and Aspiration statements in the high-level strategic plan.

January: Identify Strategic Planning Steering Committee

  • January 10 Announcement
  • January 10-17 Survey of Interest and Skills to campus community
  • Identify Steering Committee members, to meet regularly through spring 2022
  • Gather external and internal information

January-February: Identify Aspirations

  • Aspirations: What we want Xavier to be, to do, to have, in five years
  • Develop 5-15 draft Aspirations
  • Share with Community as February ends

February: Identify Barriers and Future States (These are steps toward identifying Initiatives)

  • Work with existing cross-functional teams to identify barriers to our aspirations and, conversely, the future state we’d like to achieve

March: Develop a set of candidate Initiatives

  • Identify Initiatives that will help us achieve the Future State and thus, each Aspiration and our overall Goal
  • What moves the needle? What cuts across Aspirations? How will we know what success looks like?

April: Community Feedback on revised Goal, Aspirations and Initiatives

  • Share the refined Goal and Aspirations and initial Initiative list for feedback
  • Provide ideas that are already out there and start soliciting more: What projects will lead to achievement of the future state in the initiatives?
  • Develop implementation teams
  • Draft Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)for specific Initiatives

May: Board and Community Town Hall 

  • For the Board: Overall Goal, Our Aspirations, Broad sense of Initiatives, Plan for completion 
  • Mid-May: Community Town Hall 

Summer 2022

  • Develop Projects under Initiatives
  • Develop implementation plans and finalize KPIs
  • Mid-June: Community Town Hall for update and input
  • Mid-July: Community Town Hall for update and input

Fall 2022: Year 1

  • Mid-August: Community Town Hall for final feedback
  • Late August/Early September: Board Approval
  • Begin implementation