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Planning DePaul’s Future: 2024

DePaul has entered its next six-year planning cycle and is in the process of developing a plan to take effect at the conclusion of its current set of strategic initiatives known as Vision 2018.  The Board of Trustees has established guidelines as a foundation for the planning process.

President Esteban delivers his State of the University Address in September 2017
Members of the DePaul University community can watch the State of the University address President Esteban delivered on Sept. 15, 2017 at Wintrust Arena. (DePaul photo/Jeff Carrion)

“Any plan worth doing has to come from the people who will be doing it.”
- President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD

Forty-two faculty, staff and students have been appointed to strategic planning committees to lead the process, representing a wide range of schools, colleges and departments. Their responsibilities include engaging the university community in planning efforts and ensuring transparency in the planning process.

Four eight-member planning teams will recommend measurable, strategic objectives to address their assigned focal area and develop the budget needed to implement the proposed action steps.

An 18-member Strategic Planning Task Force will synthesize and prioritize the work of the teams and, with input from the university community, develop a draft plan for the president's review. The initial draft is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Trustees at its March 2018 meeting. That draft will be revised with university and board input during the spring, and a final plan will be taken to the board in May 2018 for its approval.

Jay Braatz, vice president for Planning and Presidential Administration, is chairing the Strategic Planning Task Force. ​