Imagine LVC Strategic Plan

Imagine LVC

The Strategic Plan for Lebanon Valley College

Approved by the Lebanon Valley College faculty on Oct. 21, 2021, and the Board of Trustees on Oct. 23, 2021.

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Our Mission

Lebanon Valley College educates students for lifelong success through exceptional undergraduate liberal-arts programs and professional graduate programs delivered in an engaging and supportive academic and co-curricular environment. We educate our students to think critically and creatively, analyze and address complex issues, and communicate effectively. We guide them in deepening their commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, and global citizenship.

Our Vision

LVC will become the regional leader in higher education, known for offering high-quality academic and co-curricular programs in a personalized, inclusive environment that emphasizes career success and personal well-being.

We Value:

  • Placing students at the center of every decision
  • Broad and deep learning
  • Critical thinking, communication, analytical, and creative skills
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Health and wellness
  • Kindness, community, and relationships
  • Service and global citizenship
  • Adaptability and innovation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Shared governance

Our Value Proposition

Through exceptional academics delivered in an ecosystem of support, Lebanon Valley College students achieve more than they ever thought possible for themselves, their families, and society. Our students benefit from highly attentive academic, personal, and career guidance; forge lifelong bonds; and lead successful, fulfilling lives.

Imperative #1: Future-ready Students

We place students at the center of everything we do. The LVC experience is supportive, distinctive, valuable, and affordable for our students, who become prepared for success in their lives and careers.  

A. Establish a distinctive, integrated career counseling and vocational exploration model.

B. Establish a digital learning commons (DLC) that prepares students for future work environments.

C. Create an ecosystem of engagement and support.

D. Expand opportunities for students to acquire global citizenship skills. 

E. Make an LVC education affordable and accessible.

Imperative #2: Inclusive Excellence

We value inclusion and believe diversity strengthens the LVC education. Through the lenses of our different backgrounds and life experiences, we learn from one another. We endeavor to be an equitable, just community.

A. Provide institutional-level leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.

B. Enhance support for underrepresented students.

C. Implement hiring processes to support diversity recruitment.

D. Develop a recruitment plan for increasing the undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) population.

E. Foster an inclusive community of care and well-being.

Imperative #3: In-demand Programs

LVC's portfolio of programs meets the needs of students, employers, and society. All of our programs align with our vision, mission, and values and inspire action and innovation.

A. Increase undergraduate enrollment.

B. Expand, resource, and enhance Graduate & Professional Studies.

C. Enhance athletics. 

Imperative #4: Visibility, Reputation, & Financial Sustainability

LVC has a thriving future. Students, families, alumni, employers, and employees value the College for its positive impact on their lives and in their communities.  

A. Establish LVC as an anchor institution. 

B. Leverage LVC’s facilities and land usage.

C. Amplify LVC’s marketing impact and brand affinity.

D. Ensure LVC’s long-term financial success.

We have imagined LVC’s future. Let’s go there together.