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.


Our strategic plan, Envisioning 2024, boldly calls us to, “set the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university.” One of the goals of our plan is to improve structural and operational effectiveness. We believe that by doing so, we can enrich the experiences of our students, faculty and staff and ensure that we are using our resources in the most effective manner to achieve our vision. 

To help us identify areas where we can more effectively use our resources, USD engaged the Huron Consulting Group. Huron has played an instrumental role in developing two major university projects: the Envisioning 2024 strategic plan and our institutional Student Success Report. 

As part of their initial review, the Huron team collected data and met with campus constituents to better understand our culture, policies and processes. A report on these findings was prepared and presented to the Executive Counil in the summer of 2018. With advisory support from the Strideto2024@USD committee, the Executive Council determined initial opportunities to implement as campus-wide operational initiatives.

Timeline and Updates

See a timeline and updates for StrideTo2024@USD. (Requires USDOne login to view.)

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important that the campus community understands all components of this process, and we encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages for additional information.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for StrideTo2024@USD. (Requires USDOne login to view.)

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for the Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR). (Requires USDOne login to view.)

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During this process, we welcome your feedback and ideas.

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