A new Strategic Plan for Larkin University for the years 2022-2025 was developed through an inclusive and interactive process. The process began with an assessment of the past strategic plan and outcomes. The LU administration as well as the Board of Trustees reviewed the past plan with a vision of strategic intents for the next period. 

The LU administration, through a process of individual and team meetings with BOT members, university and college leaders and faculty, translated those intents into specific goals and strategies with achievable measures. We consider the LU strategic plan to be a living document that will help us navigate our processes and operationalize growth over the next three to five years. The University is comparatively young and leadership works to be dynamic and nimble to achieve change and address challenges presented in the community, and globally. A qualification to the development of the plan, though it was created during the time of COVID it is not a reaction to the conditions created during the pandemic. The plan provides a 5-year blueprint to; achieve full institutional and programmatic accreditation, grow and expand current programs and colleges, identify need and purpose for new programs, realize opportunities within the Mission of the University. The overarching goal of the plan is to increase diversity in health professions, and accelerate the footprint, impact, and reputation of the University on health professions education and as health professionals in local communities.

The plan provides for operations that allow for sustainable growth over the next three years. In addition, strategies within the plan focus on opportunities for leadership to address (change/add/improve) current activities as well as exploration of new areas of education, research, student services and community outreach. Larkin University is at a crossroads and on a trajectory for growth. Support of this strategic plan enables the university to realize sustainable and healthy growth and thus a positive impact on the institution, community, and the nation.

Strategic Goal 1:

Develop LU into a premier university characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship, and distinctive curricular programs.

Strategic Goal 2:

Increase LU’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.

Strategic Goal 3:

Enrich the learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community which attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body representative of the communities we serve.

Strategic Goal 4:

Provide opportunities and resources that enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.