The University of Virginia is one step closer to implementing a clear and detailed roadmap for the future, following Board of Visitors’ approval Friday of the core elements of a new strategic plan.

The “Cornerstone Plan” builds on UVA’s commitment as a public university while setting goals in new strategic areas that distinguish the University from its peers.

President Teresa A. Sullivan (right) and Rector George Keith Martin (left) at the Nov. 15 Board of Visitors meeting Photo by Dan Addison
“It crystallizes a vision and set of strategic directions that will equip the University to move boldly into its third century,” President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “This plan focuses on the development of leadership among students, faculty and staff; leadership in pedagogy, clinical care and research; and leadership in higher education. It will bring national and international recognition to the University and to the commonwealth.”

Five “pillars” form the foundation of the plan, supported by 15 individual strategies. Together, the pillars articulate the University’s broad vision for the future while the strategies identify specific action items to make that vision a reality.

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