President's Strategic Plan

strategic plan

University President Dr. James Appleton talks with students

University of Redlands Strategic Planning Framework

I. Core Purpose
The core purpose of the University of Redlands is unchanged since its founding over a century ago: to educate both the mind and heart, so that each student leaves the University prepared for a life of personal and professional growth and service to the community.

II. Core Values
These are the central principles that define the character and culture of the University of Redlands:  

  • Academic excellence grounded in the liberal arts and sciences
  • High ethical standards
  • Integrative educational experiences
  • Personalized education
  • Commitment to student success
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Welcoming and inclusive community

III. A vision for the University of Redlands' second century
The University of Redlands stands at the threshold of a new century, blessed with a future bright with potential and opportunity, enabled by a foundation of powerful values and traditions, and fueled by the momentum of recent gains in enrollment, resources, and reputation.

Our vision for the University has three themes.

First, we will preserve the character of the University—not merely for the sake of tradition, but because we embrace its core purpose and values.

Second, the University will grow better and stronger by embracing innovation and creative change.

Third, the University will promote sustainable communities through expanded outreach into our own region and by empowering students with knowledge and skills to solve complex problems facing our local community and global society.

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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