During the two years of the strategic planning process, we engaged in numerous candid conversations with members of the Trinity community. One theme that vividly emerged from these discussions and electronic surveys is that all groups – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees – perceive opportunities for greater institutional coordination. On campus, faculty and staff recounted examples of administrative inefficiency, redundancy, and increasing bureaucratization that make it increasingly time consuming and difficult to accomplish routine tasks. When talking to alumni and community partners, we repeatedly heard that lack of a central organization or inadequate web-based tools makes it difficult to access the resources of the institution. We need both long-term planning and regular reviews to help us determine the most efficient and effective use of all human and financial resources.
We know that our continued success is directly secured by our robust financial health. We endeavor to enact the action steps outlined in this strategic plan and to leave our institution finally stronger than it is now.