A Report by Donald Weatherman, President
Education transforms lives and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for personal growth and success that allow people to improve their communities, their nations, and their world. Over the next five years, Lyon College will continue to provide an exceptional education and seek ways to improve and expand its curricular and co-curricular offerings, consistent with its commitment to maintaining an academic community based on honor and personal integrity. Improved marketing and recruiting strategies that highlight the unique experiences and qualities of Lyon graduates will result in increased student enrollment. This increased enrollment, combined with sound financial planning, strong donor support, and carefully considered investments in people, programs, and infrastructure, will make Lyon College more efficient and financially sustainable.
A strategic plan must set forth attainable goals that will lead an institution in its chosen direction. Lyon College has set its direction through its mission statement; by accomplishing the goals outlined herein, it will seek to fill that mission. Such goals are endpoints, not pathways, so it is necessary to understand the milestones along the way. Thus the plan includes specific objectives related to the attainment of each goal. The progress towards accomplishing each goal will be measured and assessed, in part, by establishing baseline data and making annual reports regarding objectives and key indicators.
1. Lyon College will continue to provide an exceptional education to a growing number of students and seek ways to improve and expand its curricular and co-curricular offerings in ways consistent with its mission statement.
2. Through the use of improved marketing, recruiting, and retention strategies that highlight, leverage, and expand upon the unique experiences offered at Lyon, the College will increase student enrollment, while continuing to recruit a student body committed to a challenging education in a community based on honor and personal integrity.
3. Through carefully considered investments in personnel and infrastructure, Lyon College will enhance the resources and opportunities available to a growing campus community.
4. Increased enrollment will be coupled with sound financial planning, responsible stewardship, strong donor support, open communication, and efficient administrative practices to promote Lyon College’s financial sustainability and effective performance.
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.