Park University Strategic Plan
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Serving Those Who Serve Their Community and Country with Personalized, Globally-Relevant Education for Life.
When stakeholders gathered to consider the course of Park University for the next five years, they looked far beyond the walls of its campus centers. The Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, a program of the American Council on Education, urged all institutions of higher learning to heed “the evolution of the global environment,” including seismic shifts in enrollment patterns, merging new centers of learning and scholarship, and challenges to America’s historic pre-eminence in higher education.

The Center noted,
“While the evolution of this more complex and interconnected global environment poses unprecedented challenges, it also offers new opportunities.”
It called upon American colleges and universities to develop their own unique strategies that, among other goals, would define core principles and practices, delineate comprehensive institutional strategies, align local and global interests, and integrate technology in the globalization of higher education. *
*Strength Through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century, American Council on Education, 2011.


STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Rising not only to the challenge articulated by the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, but also to those that are unique to Park University as an independent, not-for-profit institution, one with a national footprint and a global reach, Park set about an intense period of reflection and self-examination.



What evolved is a new vision for Park that carries with it a commitment: to forge new connections with our students, our alumni, the stakeholders in our communities and the world. To do this we must, in many cases, refocus and shift our efforts to new opportunities.

Park’s Promise identifies numerous outcomes, many of them identifying specific targets to be achieved, revenue dollars to be generated or satisfaction percentages to be attained by internal or external contingencies. This overview is intended to give you, our stakeholder, a sense of what we will achieve by the year 2017 and what Park University must become.

We invite you to join us and our other partners around the globe in distinguishing Park University as we keep Park’s Promise.