Earlham College’s Board of Trustees approved a bold strategic plan that interconnects the College’s strengths as a leading national liberal arts college with a more deliberate focus on career development.
The plan — aimed to encourage lifetime success — seeks to offer students balanced preparation to life after college by greatly enhancing its outstanding liberal arts education while purposefully addressing needs borne of a changing world. The plan was developed with extensive consultation with students, faculty and staff. It is congruent with and true to Earlham's mission.
The plan builds on the four defining characteristics of the Earlham educational experience to prepare students for vocations and careers they define for themselves as successful:
- Intellectually challenging
- Globally engaged
- Socially responsible
- Future directed
A small group of professors and administrators, led by Vice President for Academic Affairs Greg Mahler and Vice President for Enrollment and Communications Jonathan Stroud, is implementing the plan by Fall 2014.
Additionally, the College is investing $60 million in new and upgraded facilities. These projects include:
- Renovated and new facilities for the sciences
- New visual and performing arts center
- Upgrades to Darrell Beane Stadium (baseball)
- Renovation of Tyler Hall as an admissions welcome center