Strategic Directions

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Launching the Next Cycle


At USD's annual fall convocation held on September 3, 2010, Dr. Lyons used her presidential address to review the university's accomplishments under the first cycle of Strategic Directions. She also took this opportunity to launch a new planning cycle, focused on refreshing the university's rolling strategic directions for the next five years. USD's mission, core values, and vision will serve as the basis for this new planning effort.

To view a video of her presidential address, please click the image to the right.

The President appointed a small Core Team of faculty, administrators, and students to gather information and ideas from the campus community about new strategic directions for this second planning cycle. She will present a set of updated directions for approval to the Board of Trustees at their meeting on May 6, 2011.