‘What Must Be Done’: Niagara University Announces Strategic Plan Details
What must be done?
St. Vincent de Paul, the founder of organized charity and inspirer of the Vincentian mission, spent his life responding to that challenge by serving the material and spiritual needs of the poor and marginalized in a lasting and effective manner.
More than four centuries later, Niagara University has themed its institutional vision for the future with a contemporary response to what has become known as the “Vincentian Question.”
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the Catholic and Vincentian university, presented details of “What Must Be Done” during a community meeting held yesterday afternoon.
The 2018-2025 strategic plan is rooted in university objectives to elevate academic excellence, enhance the living-learning experience for students, advance impactful community partnerships, graduate global citizens and expand upon its longstanding presence in Canada.
“The ambitious goals that we have delineated in our strategic plan will distinguish Niagara University from our peers in higher education across the globe and reflect our mission to transform the world through learning and service,” said Father Maher. “Excellence at Niagara comes in many forms, be it academic rigor, faculty engagement, community service, or many others. Ultimately, our graduates are the next generation of leaders. We must build upon their talents and attributes by imbuing in them the critical thinking of the liberal arts as well as cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills. This will provide our students with the ability to lead fulfilling lives as civic-minded people and professionals.”