Pathways to 2024

As the standard bearer for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university in 2024, we have identified six interconnected pathways that will help us achieve our vision.


Select one of the six pathways to learn more.

Video: New Pathways to Student Success

Addressing humanity’s urgent challenges requires Changemakers. We are well-positioned to respond to the Pope’s call to action in his encyclical, Laudato sí, and to do so with urgency. The university is of a size, scale and place in our history where the interdisciplinary collaboration and administrative discipline required to address complex problems is possible. If we act deliberately and pursue the agenda outlined in this strategic plan, we believe USD will set the standard for a contemporary Catholic university in the 21st century and emerge a stronger and more vibrant academic community when we celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2024.