Nazareth's Strategic Plan

In this time of transition, our community has been engaged in co-creating a strategic plan that will guide Nazareth's course into the future. We have our current and future students clearly in mind, as it is our students who will navigate and impact our changing world through their life’s work. Nazareth’s founding mission is as powerful and relevant and needed today as it was almost 100 years ago.

It is now our time to reinvigorate and to recommit to Nazareth's compelling purpose: to address, through education, society’s problems and possibilities; and plan for a vision-driven, healthy, just, and sustainable future for our institution and our world. This is the time to be creative, forward driven, and nimble to serve our students and wider communities. Defining our destiny with strategic foresight is important work.

President Beth Paul

Our Values

  • Equity
  • Community
  • Courage
  • Empathy
  • Integrative Thinking
  • Ingenuity
  • Transformational Learning

Our Mission

Nazareth fosters integrated learning through action and reflection, educating whole persons who are guided by empathy, committed to equity, and prepared to lead innovation for our time.

Our Vision

To be a leader of transformative education through action for social justice, preparing and inspiring courageous changemakers for their life’s work.


Nazareth's transformational learning invites students to courageously work for the collective good. Nazareth believes that a better future is possible and that Nazareth students and graduates will embody and enact the change they wish to see in the world.

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We believe in belonging for all, where lived experiences of ALL community members are acknowledged, included and valued. We believe in preparing next generation leaders who have cultural knowledge, humility, courage and empathy to create access to opportunity and equitable outcomes for all.

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At Nazareth, opportunities for transformational learning are broad and deep. We offer programs that appeal to a wide array of learners to meet them where they are, and to fill personal, organizational and societal needs.

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We prepare our students to pursue their life's work through transformational, active and inclusive experiences in the classroom and in the community. We center ourselves on our shared values, collaboratively engaging with local and global communities, to listen to, learn from, and work alongside partners for collective impact.

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Nazareth is home, our shared place where we live, work and learn together. It is a source of connection, pride, and energy for our learning community. We believe in creating an inclusive space here where students, staff, and faculty can flourish and in building a place to nourish our local community and beyond. The Nazareth campus is a destination for whole person education, engagement, and innovation.

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Outcomes & Measurements

Progress toward achieving our strategic goals will be measured at the institutional level and across strategic outcome dimensions.


Future-ready, changemaking graduates


Equity-minded community and culture


Distinctive and compelling value


Sustainable financial future



Oliver Jansen studying in the Rare Book Room


Strategic Planning & Implementation

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