Building on our momentum

Beginning in early 2021, Washington University in St. Louis is launching an 18-month strategic planning process to develop a roadmap that will guide the university’s direction over the next decade.

Following the inauguration of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and after a year of responding to the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are ready to look forward, purposefully and together.

The university already has a strong foundation, so we seek to be bold, transformative and collaborative as we consider our next steps.

Central to our mission will be five Guiding Principles:

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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

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Global Perspective

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Community Impact

Academic Distinction

Turning Vision into Action

Through these lenses, the Steering Committee, Coordinating Committee, and Working Groups will examine nine issues that cut across any one school or department, and our community will unite around common themes:

  • Campus Wellness
  • Digital Transformation
  • Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Graduate and Professional Education
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Public Health
  • Research Enterprise
  • St. Louis Initiative
  • Undergraduate Education

Get involved.

Your perspective is important, and we want to hear from you. We invite all WashU community members to send us your feedback directly.

We appreciate your thoughts and enthusiasm!