The Sam Fox School initiated an inclusive strategic planning process in 2020, incorporating faculty, students, staff, National Council, alumni, and campus partners. A comprehensive idea-gathering phase yielded a broad range of proposals that were evaluated and prioritized by the strategic planning committee.
Ten smaller committees were commissioned in late 2020 to draft white papers providing deeper context and more specific initiatives around areas of top priority. As the pillars of the Sam Fox School’s strategic plan emerged into sharper focus, we benefited from a simultaneous university-wide planning process. Key overlaps provide enormous potential for distinction and achievement.
Shaping the Future is a roadmap, with clearly identified guideposts, but room for evolution and flexibility as we encounter the realities of the next decade. Working closely with academic, staff, and volunteer leaders in the school, our attention is now on launching and implementing our plan, ensuring that we track progress as we work toward and reach our goals.