Ripon College Strategic Framework
To prepare Ripon College for the celebration of our 175th anniversary in 2026, adapt to an evolving higher education landscape and ensure a Ripon degree is relevant for generations to come, a comprehensive and inclusive strategic planning process commenced in October 2022. For the first time in more than a decade, Ripon College faculty, staff, students, Trustees and alumni coalesced around the development of a plan that would serve as a confirmation of Ripon College’s mission, vision and values while communicating an actionable roadmap to ensure Ripon’s success.
Over the course of the past six months, the Strategic Planning Working Group (SPWG) engaged the entire campus community through numerous town hall planning sessions, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses and an all-campus planning retreat. The results of this comprehensive approach identified five core strategic pillars to serve as the thematic bases of the plan. Embedded in the pillars are high-level strategic imperatives, completing the first phase of the strategic planning process.
While prioritized pillars and imperatives have been thoroughly vetted and organized, the SPWG has critical work ahead to formalize and complete the strategic plan through the development of strategic objectives. Over the course of the next several months, the SPWG will facilitate a second planning phase that incorporates appropriate market context, detailed objectives and a clear set of metrics vetted by the appropriate campus departments and constituents. It is the goal of the SPWG to communicate the final strategic plan ahead of the 2023-2024 academic year.
ELEVATE ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT STRATEGIES
INNOVATE CURRICULAR PROGRAMMING
AMPLIFLY MEANINGFUL STUDENT EXPERIENCES
FOSTER STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
STEWARD FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
Elevate Admission & Enrollment Strategies
Innovate Curricular Programming
Amplify Meaningful Student Experiences
Foster Stakeholder Engagement