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Letter from the President & Provost

In the fall of 2011, a collaborative team at The Citadel embarked on an important journey to plan, shape and position the future successes
of the college. During the past year, The Citadel conducted a campus-wide planning process that engaged the campus community in a discussion of the institution’s strategic goals and vision, culminating in The LEAD Plan, The Citadel’s 2012-2018 Strategic Plan to promote Leadership Excellence and Academic Distinction.

This planning document communicates The Citadel’s priorities and lays the foundation for a successful capital campaign that will propel the institution to new heights of academic and leadership prominence.

Building on the Blueprint, The Citadel’s previous strategic plan, and in step with our mission and core values, the following eight strategic initiatives comprise the planning priorities for The Citadel:

  1. Develop principled leaders in a globalized environment.
  2. 2. Enhance the learning environment.
  3. Strengthen the college through institutional advancement.
  4. Develop the student population.
  5. Enhance the facilities and technological support for the campus.
  6. Improve institutional effectiveness.
  7. Ensure the college has the leadership and talent to accomplish these strategic initiatives.
  8. Provide outreach to the region and serve as a resource in its economic development.

We are confident that this set of strategic initiatives—which reflects years of thoughtful development and planning—synthesizes the most important aspirations of our campus community and provides a solid foundation to set goals, establish benchmarks, and express a clear vision and roadmap for our future.

During the next six years, we will implement the objectives and actions that follow in detail to achieve our strategic initiatives. In order to demonstrate full accountability for all of our constituents, this plan is grounded by specific key performance indicators that serve as our tangible performance targets, or end-states, at the action level. Pursuing this vital effort will permit our time-honored institution to deliver distinct value that advances
The Citadel as the foremost institution in the South whose mission is to excel in the education and development of principled leaders.

John W. Rosa, ‘73
Lieutenant General, USAF (Retired)

Brigadier General Samuel M. Hines, Jr.
Provost and Dean of the College

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