The McKendrean Magazine - Summer 2022

McKendree University Unveils Its Latest Strategic Plan, U.N.I.T.E.D.

Since 1828, McKendree University has adapted to changes in education, culture, economics and technology – and recent years have been no exception. In the past five years, McKendree has experienced a presidential transition, an increase in staff and faculty retirements, shifting student needs, increased technology needs and, of course, a global pandemic. What remains unchanged is McKendree’s dedication to delivering a high-quality educational experience to its students. With this in mind, the University aims to continue successfully navigating our ever-changing world with an exciting, all-new strategic plan: U.N.I.T.E.D.

This strategic plan will allow the University to enter its third century united as One McKendree, thanks to a six-pronged plan. Each letter in the word U.N.I.T.E.D. stands for a singular idea or goal that McKendree will be striving toward: Updates and Modernization, Name Recognition and Identity, Intellectual Experience, Technology and Training, Engagement and Diversity and Equity. These metrics are specific, measurable, data-driven and achievable, and the University is looking forward to accomplishing these goals, all while maintaining its solid, traditional liberal arts foundation.