Vision 2025

In commemorating Park’s 150th anniversary, our university community recommits itself to our founding principle of providing educational access while expressing a shared vision that will guide us to 2025 and beyond.

We recognize that our world, nation, and higher education have changed dramatically. Vision 2025 reflects a university steadfastly committed to reaching and teaching students where they are, building bridges with partner institutions and organizations, and preserving financial stability. Park’s mission remains firmly at our core.

Park University Vision 2025 core values

Priorities and Objectives

Priority 1: People and Culture (Co-Chairs: Scott Hageman and Kevin Vicker)

  • Foster Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
  • Communicate with Clarity and Transparency
  • Cultivate Employee Satisfaction and Engagement

Priority 2: Growth and Enrollment (Co-Chairs: Kristen Whiteley and Matt Killday)

  • Expand Military Enrollment and Enhance Services
  • Launch and Grow Strategic Alliance Relationships
  • Stabilize and Position for Traditional Student Growth

Priority 3: Infrastructure and Platform (Co-Chairs: Eugene Matthews and James Nelson)

  • Leverage Technology with Adaptive Tools
  • Develop Facilities Master Plan for Gilbert Campus
  • Develop Facilities Master Plan for Parkville Campus

Priority 4: Academics and Innovation (Co-Chairs: Alivia Zubrod and Christy Myers)

  • Identify New Program Growth Opportunities
  • Expand Current Program Offerings to Online and/or Civilian Campus Centers
  • Create Credit for Experience Pathways
  • Improve Student Persistence and Completion
  • Identify Textbook/In-course Educational Resources Cost Reduction

Priority 5: Fundraising and Support (Co-Chairs: Brian Hoffman and Jenny Keane)

  • Develop 150th Anniversary and Comprehensive Campaign
  • Showcase International Center for Music

Priority 6: Finance and Liquidity (Co-Chairs: Andrew Lutz and Scott Fergerson)

  • Deliver a Balanced Budget and Sustainable Reserves
  • Increase Revenue through Strategic Partnerships, Joint Ventures and M&A
  • Increase Access to Public and Private Grants
  • Strategically Manage Non-Core Assets and Investments

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.