By 2024, USD will set the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university by focusing on our six interconnected Pathways and delivering on the promise of our university by achieving the following goals:

Goal 1: Enhancing Student Learning & Success

Strategically impact student learning and success through a community that fosters engagement, life-long learning, and a deep sense of belonging and empowers them as alumni to lead purposeful lives.

Read more about Goal 1 on the IESI website.

Goal 2: Strengthening Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice

Justly represent the breadth and beauty of God’s creation in our own community and transform the campus culture to ensure that all community members thrive.

Read more about Goal 2 on the IESI website.

Goal 3: Improving Structural & Operational Effectiveness

Model best practices in institutional sustainability and effectiveness that embodies Pope Francis’ vision for the Care for Our Common Home and embraces USD’s Culture of Care.

Read more about Goal 3 on the IESI website.

Key Initiative: StrideTo2024@USD

The StrideTo2024@USD initiative aims to improve structural and operational effectiveness, which will enable USD to take bold strides forward to enrich the overall student experience. Learn more.

Goal 4: Elevating Faculty & Staff Engagement

Attract, retain and develop faculty who are high-impact teachers and engaged scholars, and foster a campus environment that embraces all employees as collaborators in the educational enterprise.

Read more about Goal 4 on the IESI website.

Goal 5: Amplifying Local & Global Engagement and Reputation

Further develop a local and global reputation as a university that facilitates democratic partnerships and builds solidarity to foster greater inclusion, prosperity, and social justice.

Read more about Goal 5 on the IESI website.

Key Initiative: Comprehensive Institutional Marketing Plan for the University

This multi-year marketing initiative is designed to secure greater public awareness and understanding of USD as a 21st century, contemporary Catholic university. Learn more.

President Harris video thumbnail December 2018 Update Video: President Harris presents an update on Envisioning 2024 at the President's Forum on Dec. 19, 2018.