Introduction

In March 2011, President Burcham announced the formation of the steering committee that will guide the creation of LMU's next strategic plan. As we celebrate the 100-year history of Loyola Marymount University, it is the perfect time to imagine our future and find ways to grow, become stronger, and enhance and clarify the Jesuit and Marymount traditions that make us so special.

The final plan, which will be completed in Spring 2012, will become the blueprint for moving the University forward. It will affirm and clarify the University's long-term vision, strategies and goals, and provide a multi-year direction and focus that will build upon current academic planning in the six schools and colleges, inform all annual operating plans, become the framework for acquiring and distributing financial resources, and build and strengthen our University community.

The process was designed to be inclusive and transparent. On this website you will find information about the steering committee and its work, results of the Strategic Planning Survey, and information about the summer working groups and the white papers they developed. There is also the opportunity to receive updates, as well as provide feedback on the process.

You are encouraged to participate enthusiastically and thoughtfully in helping shape LMU's compelling future.