Board of Trustees Approves New Strategic Plan

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Board of Trustees approved a Strategic Plan Friday, Feb. 18, that charts a new course for the 153-year old institution.

According to President Cheryl D. King, the planning process began over a year ago and included an extensive evaluation of academic and non-academic programs. The unprecedented effort, designed to align the college most effectively for the future, involved over 100 members of the KWC faculty and staff.

“This plan is powerful in its scope and depth, following exhaustive research of our college operations against national benchmarks,” remarked Dr. King. “Though challenging, the process has been valuable and rewarding. We did what healthy institutions do; we forced ourselves to look at our college as objectively as possible through the lens of fact-based data.”

All programs were reviewed for mission-centeredness, marketability, program quality and financial viability. The plan recommends that several academic programs, in which very few students enroll, be phased out over time. It also includes recommendations for increased online and hybrid programs, new majors and graduate programs.

In addition to the in-depth analysis of academic programs, the strategic plan includes an integrated enrollment management and marketing plan. A progress report will be published in the summer.

“I applaud the work of the team,” stated Board Chair Mitch Settle. “They looked in detail at the entire student experience, the expectations and needs of today’s students and Kentucky Wesleyan’s place in the marketplace.”


This story was on Channel 14 WFIE about the strategic plan:

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