Long Range Planning at Pacific Lutheran University
In 1991, the Board of Regents first called upon us to engage in a conversation about the university's future. That dialogue resulted in the comprehensive long-range plan "PLU 2000: Embracing the 21st Century." Beginning in 2001, two years of collaborative work resulted in a reaffirmation and elaboration of our plans in "PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction."
These two long-range plans have been important to the university's progress over the past decade and a half. They have helped us clarify our identity and mission as a Lutheran university in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, it was from PLU 2000 that our current mission statement became: "Educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care - for other people, for their communities, and for the earth." Together PLU 2000 and PLU 2010 charted a course for strengthening the university's academic program, in particular our commitment to global education, student-faculty research and creative projects, and purposeful learning.
PLU 2000: Embracing the 21st Century
PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction
PLU 2020: Affirming Our Commitments, Shaping Our Future