Strategic Framework 2017-2022

Mission Statement

As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

Identity Statement

Dominican University is a diverse, relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. At the heart of the University is its Catholic, Dominican tradition, grounded in the compatibility of faith and reason, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. The University's curricula, research and campus life demonstrate a commitment to ethics, community service, social justice and global citizenship. Dominican University educates one student at a time in the company of others, engaging a multiplicity of cultural, religious and secular worldviews, transforming students, faculty and staff into agents of positive change.

Vision Statement

Dominican University will be an innovative leader in empowering graduates from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.

Strategic Priorities

  • Significantly increase academic persistence and purposeful completion
  • Foster vocational discernment and create professional opportunity
  • Build intercultural competence and global citizenship
  • Innovate pedagogically and programmatically to maximize our students’ potential
  • Raise the University’s name recognition and reputation

Foundational Priorities to Support Strategic Success

  • Build university endowment and financial stability
  • Recruit, support, develop, and retain faculty and staff excellence

Strategic Framework 2017-2022 (pdf)