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Published on April 30th, 2021 | by University Communications


Saint Leo gains momentum with Discovery 2027 plan, revises mission statement

With a general survey and SWOT analysis complete, Saint Leo University has recently made some forward momentum on key parts of the Discovery 2027 strategic plan, following the Board of Trustees meeting on April 30.

One of the steps in the strategic planning process called for a refresh of the university’s mission statement, which the board approved during the meeting. Work to refresh the statement began in March, and Saint Leo students, faculty, and staff were invited to participate at various points in the process. The administration is grateful to all members of the community who provided suggestions and comments in the process and appreciates the honest and heartfelt feedback that was received. The refreshed mission statement is included below and is also updated on the Saint Leo University website.

The Board of Trustees also approved a process by which Saint Leo’s mission statement will be regularly reviewed. The review is now formally linked to the strategic planning process at the university.

In addition to this step forward, the board heard an update on the strategic planning process, including a review of the three themes proposed for Discovery 2027: Innovation & Learning, Culture & Identity, and Community & Partnerships. Strategic planning subcommittees are working to define the themes and present the definitions for review.

The next steps for the Discovery 2027 plan will be to define the plans goals. Faculty and staff can look forward to hearing more developments on the Discovery 2027 strategic plan in the coming months.

Saint Leo University welcomes and embraces in the Catholic Benedictine tradition individuals of all faiths. The university seeks balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of our community. Our community recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all. At Saint Leo, learning is of prime importance, and we work to meet the evolving needs of our communities and the world around us. The university offers professional degree and certificate programs in science, health sciences, business, education, social work, social sciences, and humanities. We are foundationally an agile liberal arts university that believes teaching and scholarship work together to bring innovation into the classroom. Saint Leo University offers a practical and effective student-centered model. The university creates a transformative education where we promote and build equity, inclusion, and justice among diverse people and cultures.

Mission Statement

Saint Leo is an inventive global Catholic liberal arts university that fosters a personal and inclusive community which educates, prepares, and develops students for success, and consists of diverse learners who boldly confront the challenges of our world through service to others.

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