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Strategic Focus 2021‑2024

Strategic Focus

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.
  • Diversify our campus community.

We are keenly aware that we have to prepare our students for ‘The Conceptual Age,’ developing their critical thinking, communication and creative skills that can’t be outsourced, automated or replaced by artificial intelligence. Our commitment to excellence in liberal arts education is unwavering, as we know that it prepares students  to continually adapt in a complex world.

Brien Lewis

President, Transylvania University

Transylvania Mission Statement

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.


Our Core Values

As Pioneers, our centuries-long commitment to achieving excellence in liberal arts education is guided by these values: integrity, innovation, diversity, community and perseverance.