After nearly two years of planning — and guided by the input of thousands of alumni, students, faculty and staff like you — the Baylor Board of Regents last week approved the university’s new strategic vision, Pro Futuris, which will guide Baylor in the years to come.
Pro Futuris builds on the foundation laid by the successful Vision 2012 launched a decade ago (this video does a great job of summing up the last 10 years of progress), but differs from the previous plan in that specific projects are not detailed; instead, Pro Futuris focuses on five guiding ideas — dubbed “aspirational statements” — from which more concrete plans will develop in the coming months and years.
At its core, Pro Futuris calls for Baylor to continue to grow as a community recognized for transformational education, compelling scholarship, informed engagement, committed constituents and judicious stewardship. The plan expounds on each of those aspirations in more detail, in particular noting how faith weaves its way through every area of the university.
I encourage you to peruse the links above on the Pro Futuris website to learn more about the vision, particularly about each of the aspirational statements and the process by which the vision was developed. As specific initiatives based on the vision are put into place both in the short and long term, we’ll continue to share the news along the way.
Sic ’em, Baylor!