University School of Milwaukee’s previous Strategic Plan, which spanned five years from 2006 through 2010 and was directed by former Head of School Ward Ghory, made significant enhancements to USM in the areas of faculty, curriculum and programs, facilities, value propositions, and financial planning. With that Plan having been completed in impressive fashion, it became my task to lead the School on a new strategic planning process.
This new Strategic Plan addresses the importance of continuing to provide the excellent academic experience that USM is known for, while embedding a culture of leadership for our faculty and students and maintaining a financially sustainable structure that provides us with the ability to “think big.” Our primary goal remains ensuring that our students receive the best possible education, in every sense of the word–not only in the state of Wisconsin, but also nationally.
This Strategic Plan more formally introduces the concepts of global education and engagement, professional leadership, and innovation, and focuses on the importance of providing our students with an experiential learning component that ensures the vital hands-on experiences necessary for a true and demonstrated understanding of concepts, skills, and ideas.
It is truly an exciting time to be a part of USM, and we look forward to implementing and continuing to refine and enhance this Plan in the years to come.
Laura J. Fuller
Head of School
University School of Milwaukee Strategic Plan 2013-2020
Year One Update
Year Two Update