As the 9th president of Voorhees College and as an experienced higher education administrator, I understand the importance of strategic planning and the dynamics of how it guides an institution. To that end, the accompanying document delineates the goals, objectives, and strategies for Voorhees College to be “re-imagined” and transformed into a 21st century premier liberal arts institution.
Based upon the principle of shared governance, a diverse group of individuals comprised of the administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Board of Trustees was organized and convened to conceptualize, develop, and refine the College’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. Subsequent to a six-month period, the result of the group’s collaborative vision and assessment is the five-year Strategic Plan. It is designed to inspire the entire College community to aspire toward greater expectations, greater work and service, and greater productivity to maximize the “re-imagined” thrust of Voorhees College.
Within the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan are four goals that emerged from the exemplary strengths of Voorhees College as evidenced by the thousands of students who have benefitted from its educational, social, cultural, and spiritual programs and activities. Moreover, the specifically identified needs and challenges of the College provided the impetus for renewed dedication to its mission and the philosophy of our founder, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright. Therefore, the College’s 120-year historical posture as a viable educational institution for changing the lives and minds of students will continue to be its “raison d’etre”.
The 2017-2022 Strategic Plan is indicative of our commitment and resolve to attain the goals of the Plan. In essence, we embrace our rich heritage and past, and we forge ahead empowered by knowledge and confidence to maintain high academic standards and to produce exceptionally prepared graduates for success in their professions and personal endeavors.
W. Franklin Evans
President, Voorhees College
Read the plan.