USD's strategic planning process is inspired by its rich history and positive momentum in recent years. Here are resources that help with reflection and discernment as we develop and move forward with the plan.

Past Strategic Plan

  • Strategic Directions was USD's previous strategic plan developed under President Mary E. Lyons, spanning two cycles from 2003 to 2015.

    First Cycle, 2003-2009 (PDF summary)
    Second Cycle, 2010-2015 (PDF summary)

    Strategic Directions website (retired)
    (This website no longer lives on the web, but can be downloaded to browse. Instructions: Click the link to download the ZIP file. After downloading, unzip the file. Then open the "strategicdirections" folder and double-click the "index.html" file. The file should open in your internet browser, and at this point you will be able to browse the downloaded files just as you would a website. Please note that as you browse, you cannot share a URL link to this website as you would a normal website.)

History, Mission and Catholic Tradition

Current University Plans

Begin quote We will build upon the achievements of the past decade's Strategic Directions, and will integrate our most effective current programs and initiatives with our elevated ambitions for USD's future. – President James Harris