Strategic Imperatives

We are taking the University of Denver boldly into the future. The demands placed on our students require DU to think innovatively about education and learning. Advances in technology, changes in demographics, increasing globalization and global connection, the shifting nature of jobs and careers, the challenges of cultural and political division regionally, nationally, and internationally—all of these complexities and more compel us to reimagine how to best serve students and create scholarship that serves the public good and contributes to human knowledge.

For the past five years, the University of Denver has worked diligently to bring our strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, to life. Our progress is worth celebrating, and we have no intention of slowing down. Now, over halfway through implementation, five focus areas—or strategic imperatives—rise to the surface. These five imperatives represent our most pressing priorities and most exciting potential.

By courageously pursuing our goals—goals defined collaboratively by our students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends—the University of Denver can and will meet the needs of our students and of society. To do so, we will do as we have always done: rely on the ingenuity, genius, innovation and resolve of our DU community.  


Five Strategic Imperatives

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Our Vision for the Future

DU IMPACT 2025 is our long-term plan, and focuses on using innovation, research, scholarship and collaboration to serve the public good and provide an exemplary educational experience.

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