“Wilmington College is rising! Wilmington offers a strong array of complementary academic programs in a student-centered environment that includes high quality faculty and staff, hands-on learning, real world connections and challenging liberal arts curriculum integrated with career preparation. Since Wilmington College’s founding in 1870, talented faculty and staff have been educating and inspiring students to make a positive difference through serving their communities.” – President Trevor M. Bates, 2020
Recognize & Respond to opportunities to effectively market and communicate WC’s mission, vision and Quaker-inspired values.
Inspire & Invest in WC people, programs, technology and infrastructure
Shape & Strengthen the WC community by enhancing resources, recognition and engagement
Effectively Educate all WC students in a comprehensive, cohesive, relevant educational environment where students learn and launch their personal and professional lives.
PHASE I: COMPLETED SUMMER 2021
The President will begin inclusive, reflective and honest conversations within the Wilmington College community that result in RISE becoming a rolling strategic plan with:
1. Specific Measurable Assignable Realistic Time-Related (SMART) Initiatives (goals)
I. Responsible parties (PC members) and partners
II. Defined timelines
III. Identified resources
2. An annual communication structure will be developed to demonstrate how the strategic plan is assessed, communicated and updated.
I. NOW (1-9 months) beginning Jan. 1, 2021:
II. NEAR (9-36 months): transitional initiatives are completed
III. FAR (36-60 months): transformational initiatives are completed
“Non saltu sed multis gradibus” (Latin)
“Not by a leap, but by many steps” (English)