Planning for the Future

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is currently undergoing a Strategic Planning process. 

Strategic planning presents our university community a unique and important occasion to collaboratively chart the future for this university.

The strategic plan will build on past innovation to set a course for a prosperous future that:

  • Honors the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Embodies the Lasallian Charism. 
    We value the Catholic intellectual approach of faith seeking understanding and are rooted in a Christian anthropological worldview in the search for truth in all things, promoting a desire to live in a just society.
  • Grows Enrollment through Student Access and Success. 
    We will embrace the changing profile of the modern student and their related needs.  We will pursue new channels and markets to attract students with an eye to transforming lives through education. 
  • Forges New Pathways to Educational Access and Lifelong Student Engagement.
    We will seek to offer access to education in traditional and non-traditional formats through multiple modes of learning and creative programmatic combinations.
  • Aligns Programs with Learner and Workforce Needs. 
    We will strive for regionally dominant programs that are nationally prominent and align with current workforce needs.  While honoring our liberal arts and humanities tradition, we will evolve in our approach and expand industry partnerships to ensure a practical and relevant education to benefit our students.