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Rooted. Restless. Villanova University’s Strategic Plan 2020-2030

September 6, 2019

Dear Members of the Villanova Community,

Thank you to everyone who joined me for yesterday’s celebration to formally unveil our new 10-year Strategic Plan. It was a wonderful way to kick off the plan with our internal community.

For those of you who couldn’t attend, we have titled our new Strategic Plan “Rooted. Restless.” “Rooted” alludes to the Augustinian traditions that forged our community, and “Restless” evokes Augustine’s call to continuously move forward and ignite meaningful change.

In creating this plan, we recognized there are some things we do very well, some things we can do better, and some areas where we fall short and must improve. With that understanding in mind, the plan will focus on six core aspirations:

  • Maximizing the Impact of our Augustinian Tradition
  • Fostering a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community
  • Building an Ever More Connected Community
  • Advancing Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Creating Dynamic Opportunities for Research and Scholarship
  • Propelling Villanovans on a Path of Lifelong Success

Over the next 10 years, we will build upon our strengths and invest in critical areas to enhance the Villanova experience for all—students, faculty, staff and alumni. It’s an exciting future—one that remains firmly rooted in our Augustinian values and driven by our restless hearts and desire to ignite change.

I invite you to learn more about the vision for the next decade by visiting the new Strategic Plan website at I hope each of you will find your own personal connection to the plan—as our community is the heart and mind of this effort.

I am confident that, fueled by common goals and a shared belief in Villanova’s mission, we will make this future a reality. Together, we are the stewards of this great University. And together, we will better serve our students, our community and the world.

Join me in staying rooted. Join me in staying restless.

Rooted. Restless. Villanova University’s Strategic Plan 2020-2030.