Increase the overall academic quality and diversity of students admitted to Union.
Increase the retention rate of first-time and returning students.
Increase the graduation rates to meet or to exceed those of benchmark institutions by 2020 while maintaining high academic standards.
Conduct continual assessment of all programs to insure that both the liberal education and professional programs meet or exceed the college’s standards, as well as those established by external accrediting agencies.
Foster an environment supportive of all employees through a comprehensive human resources program that includes mentoring, opportunities for professional development, and equitable compensation and benefits.
Provide a culture that supports strong leadership and civility at all levels of the organization, upholds academic freedom with a structure of faculty governance, and encourages open communication among all employees.
Employ persons with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their responsibilities in a professional and civil manner, support liberal education, and serve as ambassadors for the college in both the local and global communities.
Include spirituality in all facets of the campus community.
Significantly strengthen the two-way relationship between the College and the region.
Maintain physical plant resources to allow optimal building use and preserve real, legacy, and aesthetic value, with the Campus Master Plan as a guide to all new construction, major renovation projects, and grounds maintenance.
Build the capacity to raise sufficient gifts and grants to support the needs of the College.
Reduce the institution’s dependency on tuition revenue and on the issuance of debt for capital needs