2021 Strategic Plan

The Elmhurst University Community proudly anticipates our 2021 sesquicentennial by introducing the Elmhurst University 2021 Strategic Plan.


The pillars provide a strategic direction for Elmhurst University as we move toward and through our sesquicentennial year in 2021.

The competitive and ever-changing landscape of higher education makes it essential that, in addition to identifying strategic priorities, we maintain a flexible approach that allows us to take advantage of opportunities that arise during the execution of the plan.

Steering Committee

Led by the EC 2021 Steering Committee, the strategic plan process began in summer 2017 as faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, students, alumni and community members came together to address our needs and wants, to debate options, and to prioritize next steps. The entire process was designed to be collaborative and inclusive, providing many opportunities and platforms for our constituents to contribute. This steering committee represents each of the University constituencies from faculty, Board of Trustees, Student Government Association, alumni, staff and administration.

Meet the Steering Committee

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