To the Illinois Wesleyan Community and Friends:
This is a milestone moment in the life of Illinois Wesleyan. I am pleased to present
the results of our strategic planning process on this Website. The Board of Trustees,
at its February 2006 meeting, approved the plan that will guide us for the next five
Read the plan
In developing the plan, we focused our energies on issues that are inextricably tied
to achievement of our highest aspirations and that required concerted action. Campus
work groups and committees directed their attention toward goals and strategies that
are critical to the future of Illinois Wesleyan and that may not be addressed without
As you review the following pages, please pay particular attention to the Mission
and Vision Statements that precede the specific goals and strategies. These two statements
guided the selection of the goals and strategies and provide the foundation for the
Our next steps will be to develop the best methods to implement the goals and strategies.
I will begin by assigning responsibility for specific plan elements to appropriate
individuals, administrative offices, standing committees/councils, or ad hoc groups.
I will also communicate and consult regularly with the campus community as this next
phase unfolds. In the meantime, I welcome your comments via e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This has been a collaborative effort involving the entire University community, and
I offer my sincere thanks to the many people who contributed. I am eager to begin
the work that will, over the next several years, realize our vision for this remarkable
Richard F. Wilson