2021-22 Annual Plan

The 2021-22 Annual Plan identifies four key guiding objectives for the university, its leadership and the campus community for the academic and fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. 

A mid-year progress report was posted on Feb. 1, 2022.


Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.


As Pioneers, our centuries-long commitment to achieving excellence in liberal arts education is guided by these values: Integrity. Innovation. Diversity. Community. Perseverance


In Lumine illo Tradimus Lumen (“In That Light, We Pass On The Light.”)


Transylvania University will be – and be recognized as – the finest urban undergraduate liberal arts institution in the nation.

Pursuing a “BOLD PATH” for Transylvania University: 2021-2024

Over the next three years, Transylvania University will:

  • Bolster our strength;
  • Optimize our size by growing enrollment;
  • Leverage our capacities; and
  • Diversify our campus community.


Transylvania University will accomplish excellence through the following guiding objectives:

  1. Personalized: Enhance our capacity to deliver our enduring mission and core values in ways uniquely suited to individually preparing students of today as leaders of the future.
  2. Accessible: Increase demand for and access to a Transylvania education in order to grow total enrollment to 1150 by 2024.
  3. Transformational: Uphold our commitment to social responsibility in a diverse world by cultivating and sustaining a culture of inclusion, equity and justice through education, dialogue and practice.
  4. Hopeful: Enthusiastically engage alumni and friends to invest in Transylvania’s future through a campaign and other fundraising initiatives to bolster the strength of the university.