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Thinking Anew, Acting Anew


The Strategic Plan for Saint Joseph’s University reflects the context of our times, the commitment of our community and the reach of our aspirations. We are fortunate to approach this process and forward these initiatives from a position of strength — with an impressive academic portfolio, financial health, desirable alumni outcomes and loyalty, and significant faculty and student achievement.

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We can succeed only by concert. It is not, 'Can any of us imagine better?' but, 'Can we all do better?' ... We must think anew, and act anew."

Abraham Lincoln

Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862


Much Can Change in a Decade


In the past ten years:

  • The Kinney Center grew from an idea to serving thousands of individuals each year and educating hundreds of future service providers each day.
  • Our risk management and insurance program was established and has risen to the very top of national rankings, supported by the Maguire Academy for Insurance and Risk Management.
  • The Institute of Clinical Bioethics added a research fellows program and partnerships with hospitals in Philadelphia and as far across the globe as Palestine.
  • The campus footprint expanded from 65 to 114 acres, and our reputation and academic quality have experienced parallel growth, contributing to greater demand for an SJU education.

Now imagine the next 10 years. This plan sets us on the path to higher levels of academic rigor, quality and reputation. It maps our facilities expansion, enrollment strategies and endowment growth. It forces us to think differently and act boldly and broaden the scope of our ambitions, ensuring a bright and successful future.

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