It's been a while since I've written one of these. Lots going on at the University these days. We're getting ready to put the final touches on our strategic plan which is extremely exciting. We've been able to reach out to a large majority of our University community to include students, faculty, alumni, Board of Trustees and staff. The input we've received from each cohort has significantly shaped the tenor of discussion that has resulted in what I believe is an aggressive, thoughtful and realistic plan for Salus. In our off-site with the Board of Trustees yesterday we all agreed that we needed to drive a greater sense of urgency into portions of our plan that will result in accelerated curriculum changes in our optometry program, improvements in infrastructure and a continued emphasis on program accreditation, self assessment and program excellence.
To that end the Board approved our new Mission and Vision statements:
MISSION: SALUS UNIVERSITY LEADS IN INNOVATIVE EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SERVICE TO ENHANCE HEALTH.
VISION: IMPACT THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
Subsequent College plans will align under the umbrella of the University's overarching plan. It's exciting to be part of the process and see how each college is developing their road maps that lead to providing the most modern, efficacious and exciting integrated health science programs in the country.
It's an honor to be part of this great organization moving the delivery of healthcare forward.