The LU administration, through a process of individual and team meetings with BOT members, university and college leaders and faculty, translated those intents into specific goals and strategies with achievable measures. We consider the LU strategic plan to be a living document that will help us navigate our processes and operationalize growth over the next three to five years. The University is comparatively young and leadership works to be dynamic and nimble to achieve change and address challenges presented in the community, and globally. A qualification to the development of the plan, though it was created during the time of COVID it is not a reaction to the conditions created during the pandemic. The plan provides a 5-year blueprint to; achieve full institutional and programmatic accreditation, grow and expand current programs and colleges, identify need and purpose for new programs, realize opportunities within the Mission of the University. The overarching goal of the plan is to increase diversity in health professions, and accelerate the footprint, impact, and reputation of the University on health professions education and as health professionals in local communities.
The plan provides for operations that allow for sustainable growth over the next three years. In addition, strategies within the plan focus on opportunities for leadership to address (change/add/improve) current activities as well as exploration of new areas of education, research, student services and community outreach. Larkin University is at a crossroads and on a trajectory for growth. Support of this strategic plan enables the university to realize sustainable and healthy growth and thus a positive impact on the institution, community, and the nation.