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Strategic Plan


2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 6 
L I G H T I N G  T H E  W A Y 

 As Thomas More University enters its second century, the University will propel itself forward through innovation and agility. Built on the themes of student success, academic innovation, and responsible stewardship, Thomas More University will be the premier regional Catholic University. By 2026, we will again be ranked as a top 50 U.S. News Best Regional College. 

Student Success 

Central to the mission of the University and all academic and co-curricular activities is to ensure that every student (traditional, adult, graduate, and online) who joins the Thomas More community has the opportunity to pursue and complete a degree from Thomas More University. Priorities include: 

  • improving the student experience for all students 

  • creating a vibrant campus community with a wide range of cultural and intellectual activities

  • fostering a diverse and inclusive environment

  • strengthening the first-year and second-year experience to establish a firm foundation for success

  • providing academic and student support services to ensure students can be successful

  • strategically using the University’s resources to attract, retain, and graduate an academically prepared and diverse student body

By 2026, the University will:
  • increase retention and graduation rates across all programs and athletic sports 

  • expand the role of the Thomas More University Success Center and its accessibility by developing it as a learning commons with integrated space within the library

  • renovate athletic facilities

  • re-convert the Saints Center back to a student center and expand student life programming

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