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Our Strategic Planning Process

Imagine, Macalester

Our shared future at Macalester is filled with incredible opportunities, which we will realize only by working collaboratively with our campus community, alumni, parents, and neighbors. We’re glad you’re here and we hope you participate—creatively and actively—as we dream together.

During our year-long planning process, our goal is to develop a strategic plan that inspires the Mac community, while helping us utilize our many strengths and navigate a number of challenging higher education trends.

On this site, we’ve included background that will provide you with context for the college’s current opportunities and challenges. In addition, in the Get Involved section, we’ve included some initial opportunities to participate, as well as a place for you to share a suggestion or feedback. This channel will be open throughout the entire process.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and learning from each other, as together we imagine Macalester’s future.

– President Suzanne M. Rivera and Provost Lisa Anderson-Levy

Where are we in the strategic planning process?

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Gather Input

November 2021-January 2022:

Community gatherings include a Nov. 19 kick off event in addition to other events

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Identify Themes

January-April 2022:

Share draft themes with the Board of Trustees and the community as well as hold Champion listening sessions

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Draft Strategic Plan

April-September 2022:

Share a draft plan with the Board of Trustees and the community

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Submit Plan

October 2022:

Submit a final strategic plan to the Board of Trustees for approval