The Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College ratified the College’s last strategic plan in 2004. This plan outlined the following key priorities: 1) deepening the College’s relationship with Lancaster; 2) investing in academic/intellectual spaces, including what became our College House system 3) internationalizing the institution; and 4) increasing the College’s visibility. The College made great strides under that plan, and it is now time to develop a new plan to build on the successes achieved under the last.
College President Daniel R. Porterfield has convened a steering committee to facilitate a series of F&M community conversations around several priority areas and to seek the input of faculty, professional staff, students, alumni and leadership groups. The committee will meet periodically over the course of the year. Community conversations will start in late October or early November and last into 2013. The College aims to have a strategic plan in place by June 2013 for ratification by the Board of Trustees.
Strategic Priority Areas
The plan will outline Franklin & Marshall’s strategic priorities in three broad areas:
The College expects several key themes to resonate across all three of these areas, including: