The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has developed a new five-year strategic plan. With a mission statement of developing men and women through athletics to positively impact the world, the plan supports the university’s overall strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries.
“I think it represents a great to-do-list for us as we look to the next five years,” vice president and director of athletics Bill Scholl said. “At the same time, it gives us the flexibility to make the changes that are necessary. The intercollegiate athletics world tends to change on a dime. A new legislative process begins and suddenly we are operating under a new set of conditions and we needed to have a strategic plan that had the flexibility to allow us to adjust to that change as it occurs.”
The strategic plan’s core values include:
Student-athlete academic success/well-being: We are committed to ensuring the health, safety, and holistic development of all Marquette student-athletes.
Integrity and ethical conduct: We are committed to operating responsibly with high character and sportsmanship at all times.
Respect: We are committed to treating all people with dignity and kindness while embracing the principles of equity and inclusion.
Stewardship: We are committed to being trustworthy caretakers of Marquette’s Jesuit heritage, its values, reputation, and resources as well as those of the people that we serve.
Engagement: We are committed to developing and maintaining impactful, sustainable relationships with our constituencies and communities through service, partnerships, and collaboration.
Championship culture: We are committed to being bold, innovative, and relentless in our pursuit of excellence through athletics.
Athletics strategic plan website
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