A Letter from the President
It was an exceptional and unprecedented year for Villanova. The spring, usually a time of fast-paced activity, instead became a time of isolation, uncertainty and unsettling calm on campus.These months of upheaval and anxiety have created challenges but also have provided many opportunities to reflect on and appreciate how special the Villanova community is.
A Future of Possibility and Promise
In 2019, we launched our new Strategic Plan, Rooted. Restless., which provides the vision and roadmap for the next 10 years at Villanova. While the unique circumstances of 2020 have challenged us in new ways, we are unwavering in our dedication to this plan and in our commitment to remain ROOTED in our Augustinian values and RESTLESS in our desire to ignite change.
We hold fast to our Augustinian Catholic identity while evolving to confront the challenges that face us. We are driven to INNOVATE, to respond to this unique time in history for our campus and our world. We are driven to PURSUE WISDOM, to carry out our mission to achieve knowledge that will advance the common good. And we are driven to UNITE, to better understand each other to form a stronger community.
“We want to ensure that the Villanova experience is more powerful than ever and more accessible and welcoming to all who share our call to ignite change.”
—The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova President
DRIVEN TO INNOVATE
When the global COVID-19 pandemic upended life in the spring, Villanovans quickly pivoted applying their signature academic prowess and resourcefulness to make innovative contributions.
The College of Engineering launches initiatives in response to COVID-19.
DRIVEN TO PURSUE WISDOM
Forging ahead as leaders of research and education in the 21st century, Villanova’s academic community persevered through the pandemic to advance knowledge, theory and practice.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences research reaches new heights.
DRIVEN TO UNITE
The Villanova community has committed to improve by listening, learning and coming together in alignment with our Augustinian Catholic values during times of uncertainty.
Villanova mobilizes its efforts to build a truly inclusive Nova Nation.
FINANCIAL SUMMARY 2019-2020
Our community rallied during this most challenging time, pulling together to ensure that this institution will be here for generations to come. Even in times of volatility, we maintain our values of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas, and they guide all we do
More detail about the University’s financial statements and rating reports can be found at the Financial Affairs Office website.