Strategic Directions

  • The lasting legacy of traveling to Vincentian France

    The lasting legacy of traveling to Vincentian France

    More than 750 members of the university community have journeyed to Vincentian France since 2000, when DePaul began guided study tours of sites associated with St. Vincent and St. Louise. The trips are designed to prepare lay people to carry forward DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian mission and have been an integral part of recent strategic plans, including the latest one, Grounded in Mission.​
  • Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024 launches with retention, diversity, and student support initiatives

    Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024 launches with retention, diversity, and student support initiatives

    ​Th​e university outlines the first of several tactics that will emerge from the university’s new strategic plan, "Grounded in Mission," as DePaul pursues its vision of ensuring academic success for a diverse community of learners.
  • Exploring the Catholic intellectual tradition at DePaul

    Exploring the Catholic intellectual tradition at DePaul

    ​What is the Catholic intellectual tradition? Read on to learn how it is enhanced when faculty engage in interdisciplinary activities and apply knowledge to improve the human condition.​
  • Trustees approve strategic plan for 2024

    Trustees approve strategic plan for 2024

    ​In a vote at its meeting this afternoon, May 17, the Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan that will guide DePaul through its next six years. The plan, "Grounded in Mission: Engaging Students, Transforming Communities. The Plan for DePaul 2024," has six goals. Read on to view the final plan and how it responds to thoughts voiced by members of the DePaul community.​
  • DePaul University to launch new comprehensive brand awareness campaign

    DePaul University to launch new comprehensive brand awareness campaign

    CHICAGO — DePaul University announces a new brand awareness campaign with the message “Here, We Do.” Breaking April 23 and running... read more
  • Faculty and staff are the new Vincentians

    Faculty and staff are the new Vincentians

    ​As faculty and staff get more comfortable serving as Vincentians in a new way, they will interpret the mission in relation to contemporary needs. Read on to learn more about how the DePaul community can continue to carry the Vincentian mission into the university's next strategic plan. 
  • University community turns out to share feedback on draft strategic plan

    University community turns out to share feedback on draft strategic plan

    ​Two town hall meetings soliciting feedback on the draft strategic plan attracted standing room only crowds, demonstrating the investment faculty, staff and students are making in envisioning DePaul's future. ​
  • DRAFT EMERGES FROM PLANNING PROCESS; TOWN HALL MEETINGS MARCH 13-14

    DRAFT EMERGES FROM PLANNING PROCESS; TOWN HALL MEETINGS MARCH 13-14

    DePaul has a strong history of using strategic plans to enhance student success. A draft of the latest plan is now circulating for input at town hall meetings March 13 and 14.​
  • Board chair outlines Trustees

    Board chair outlines Trustees' aspirations for next strategic plan

    ​Board of Trustees chair James T. Ryan visited the Jan. 10 Faculty Council meeting to discuss the board's role in university governance. Read on to hear his thoughts on the strategic planning process.​
  • Next strategic plan must involve choice and embrace change

    Next strategic plan must involve choice and embrace change

    ​The landscape of higher education is changing dramatically and universities need to think in creative ways to respond. Strategic planning town hall participants recently spoke about what is distinctive at DePaul and how we might best leverage our strengths to respond to these challenges.  ​
  • Trustees encourage bold bets in strategic plan

    Trustees encourage bold bets in strategic plan

    ​At its October meeting, the Board of Trustees studied DePaul's position in higher education's competitive environment and urged the university to capitalize on its strengths in response to the challenges ahead.  ​
  • 'What do we hold dear?'

    ​More than 100 people turned out for the October town hall meetings to share their suggestions on DePaul’s next strategic plan. Read on to learn what faculty, staff and students said DePaul must preserve for the future when budgets are tight and what the university must prioritize.​
  • Appointments made to strategic planning teams and task force; town halls scheduled

    Appointments made to strategic planning teams and task force; town halls scheduled

    ​Forty-two faculty, staff and students were appointed to strategic planning committees this week, enabling development of DePaul's next strategic plan to move forward.  ​
  • Formation of strategic planning task force, teams underway

    Formation of strategic planning task force, teams underway

    ​DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., set the university's next strategic planning process in motion with his first annual State of the University address. Now, a formal structure is taking shape to support the innovative thinking that will guide DePaul's future.​
  • Developing DePaul

    Developing DePaul's next strategic plan: A discussion with Dr. Esteban

    ​After years in the top echelon of higher education, President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., has ample experience driving strategic plans to fruition. The following is an edited transcript sharing his thoughts about strategic planning as DePaul plots its future.​