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Strategic Plan: Viking Bold

OLE AU in Review 21-22

Year in Review 2021-22

Viking Bold — the strategic plan designed to lead Augustana through 2030.

For 160 years, Augustana has been providing students an education of enduring worth and preparing leaders and visionaries who impact and influence every aspect of society.

As the world continues to change, the need for Augustana graduates — cultivated to be servant leaders — is more important than ever before. As we attract new members into our university community, our core values nurture and guide them.

Augustana graduates begin their next journeys by living these values in service to a greater, common good. Augustana instills a sense of calling and purpose in their lives and encourages all of us to be lifelong learners, to explore and to lead, and to always live these values boldly.

Our Bold Future

As a liberal arts university that bears witness to the transformational power of education, Augustana over the next decade will:

Our Strategic Goals

Guided by Vision 2030 as approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees, the university strives to enhance its position as a top-ranked regional university in service to our students and to elevate the university’s national profile in service to our alumni, the city of Sioux Falls, and the Upper Great Plains region.

Augustana University has, in collaboration with key stakeholders, identified the following goals that may take place over one or multiple phases:

  • Phase 1: 2019-22
  • Phase 2: 2023-26
  • Phase 3: 2027-30

These goals accompany our enduring commitments that elevate the student experience, our stewardship of human and financial resources, and effective engagement with the university.