“Where there is no vision,
the people perish.”
Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)
The Campbellsville University Board of Trustees and President Dr. Michael V. Carter initiated a visioning process for the institution’s second century of Christian higher education following the completion of the 2006-2007 centennial celebration. Designed to cast a vision for the future and to build on the momentum resulting from the success of the centennial celebration, a Committee on the Vision for the Second Century (Vision Committee) was appointed and consisted of trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community representatives.
This Vision 2025 – Preparing Christian Servant Leaders (Vision 2025) plan, which was adopted by the CU Board of Trustees on August 11, 2009, is the result of an extensive self examination process and presents a blueprint of what the institution aspires to become over the next 15 years (from 2010 through 2025). A survey document was made available to the various constituency groups (i.e., Board of Trustees, Church Relations Council, Advancement Board, Board of Alumni, and other groups as well as faculty, staff, coaches, and students) to receive input, was distributed via internet and hard copy, and suggestions received were referred to the Vision Committee for study and consideration.
This document is designed to cast the future direction of Campbellsville University in a broad, macro-approach and to move Campbellsville University to a higher level of quality and excellence. The vision goes beyond the one year and five year forward look of the institutional strategic planning process. Vision 2025 builds upon the foundational steps already taken by the Board of Trustees and administration as summarized below:
The University Mission Statement, originally adopted in July 2001, has been revised and approved by the Board of Trustees as of April 28, 2009, is supported by our Core Values;
- Our emphasis will remain on excellence in the creation of the teaching and learning process in a character developing atmosphere based on our Christian commitment. Scholarly research and community service will always be prioritized as the university grows.
- The commitment to the CU strategic planning process, which looks forward five years, and master facilities plan, a ten year plan, has been instrumental in the school’s progress and will continue to make planning and assessment institutional priorities;
- CU’s historic role as a Christian higher education institution in the Baptist tradition will continue to be critically important in the second century;
- Completion of the $50 million Transforming a New Generation – A Journey of Faith Centennial Capital Campaign, around ten months in advance of the June 30, 2009 deadline, is but a first step in assuring the financial stability and advancement of the institution. A Vision 2025 capital campaign is a priority item; and
- CU will continue as an institution that focuses on the success of each student with emphasis on mastery of the academic discipline, servant leadership, and character development from a Christian perspective.
In summary the vision, being cast by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Michael Carter, and the senior leadership team, is for Campbellsville University to become a premier Christian university in America. Much of the foundation has been put in place, and CU now looks to the future to build upon that foundation in order to achieve overall excellence in all areas of institutional life.
for the Vision 2025 announcement press release
for the brief Vision 2025 executive summary