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UST Integrated Planning Process

The Call Toward Tomorrow unites Celts in the creation of a vibrant new roadmap for the future of the University of St. Thomas. Nationally renowned strategists, led by UST alumnus, Deacon Larry Vaclavik ’78, ’94, ’04, are spearheading a planning process that will move us forward over the next five years with confidence, direction and purpose.

We call upon all Celts to come together and lend your voice and expertise as we plan for a future of dynamic growth and greater achievement for the benefit of our students. In this special video series, UST President Dr. Richard Ludwick, Mr. Curtis Huff and Deacon Vaclavik share their vision for this process and its ultimate goals.

CTT Goals Revealed!

The efforts of the CTT workgroups, composed of members from across the UST campus, were revealed today at UST’s first annual “Opening Day.” More to follow over the coming month about the goals they established for the university and the tactics that will support them. 

An electronic version of goals available below.

 

Our Big Holy Audacious Goal (BHAG)

We are moving forward in our planning for The Call Toward Tomorrow. We have settled on our BHAG, our Big, Holy Audacious Goal — By 2023, University of St. Thomas will be known for having a fearless culture embracing positive.

Update: Where We are

To quote Dr. Richard Ludwick, President of the University of St. Thomas in Houston Texas, The Call Toward Tomorrow is in the 7th inning stretch.

There has been great unanimity around the authentic Catholicity of UST, and that has given a hope and optimism to the future.

We have heard from voices across the university and the UST community and, even if those voices don't always line up with each other, the dialogue makes us all stronger.

Finally, Dr. Ludwick is very optimistic that we will have a plan around which the University will rally.

Who is Involved?

In September, 2017, the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas announced its integrated planning process "The Call Toward Tomorrow."

Through this process, the St. Thomas community is coming together to look toward the next five years. Deacon Larry Vaclavik (UST ’78, ’94, ’04), managing principal of Dini Spheris, a national consultancy in nonprofit management and fundraising, has been retained to guide the University through this dynamic project.

Here, Deacon Vaclavik explains more about who is involved in the process.

What is the Process?

In September, 2017, the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas announced its integrated planning process "The Call Toward Tomorrow."

Through this process, the St. Thomas community is coming together to look toward the next five years. Deacon Larry Vaclavik (UST ’78, ’94, ’04), managing principal of Dini Spheris, a national consultancy in nonprofit management and fundraising, has been retained to guide the University through this dynamic project.

Here, Deacon Vaclavik explains how the process works.

A Process Built on Trust

In September, 2017, the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas announced its integrated planning process "The Call Toward Tomorrow."

Through this process, the St. Thomas community is coming together to look toward the next five years. Deacon Larry Vaclavik (UST ’78, ’94, ’04), managing principal of Dini Spheris, a national consultancy in nonprofit management and fundraising, has been retained to guide the University through this dynamic project.

Here, Deacon Vaclavik explains how the process works.

The Role of UST in Houston

In September, 2017, the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas announced its integrated planning process "The Call Toward Tomorrow."

Through this process, the St. Thomas community is coming together to look toward the next five years.

Here, Curtis Huff, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, explains how the University of St. Thomas plays a pivotal role in the city of Houston.

Changing Landscape of Education

In September, 2017, the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas announced its integrated planning process "The Call Toward Tomorrow."

Through this process, the St. Thomas community is coming together to look toward the next five years.

Here, Curtis Huff, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, explains how evolving technology and the competitive landscape are necessitating a strategic planning process.

Goals for2023

Undergraduate Students

As part of the Call Toward Tomorrow undertaking, we will increase the number of UST undergraduates to 5,000 students.

Graduate Students

The number of UST graduate students will increase to 2,000 as part of the changes made during the Call Toward Tomorrow process. 

Learners

Our new strategies and efforts developed through the Call Toward Tomorrow process will lead to 20,000 learners in the UST community.

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Our Journey

October 2017

The Call Toward Tomorrow Strategic Thinking Oversight Committee is formed.

November 2017

An open meeting with UST faculty encourages widespread involvement in the Call Toward Tomorrow.

February 2018

The core purpose and the core values for the Call Toward Tomorrow are established.

March 2018

The "Big Holy Audacious Goal" for the Call Toward Tomorrow is formed.

April 2018

Five work groups are established to brainstorm ideas and goals in strategic areas.

June 2018

UST Board of Directors approves the recommendations of the work groups.

August 2018

The 18 goals for the Call Toward Tomorrow are announced at the University's first Opening Day event.

Latest Updates

Strategic Thinking Oversight Committee

See a list of the members of the Strategic Thinking Oversight Committee. These members are directly involved in the Call Toward Tomorrow efforts.

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Presentations

See copies of presentations made at various stages of the Call Toward Tomorrow process.

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President's Messages

Read special messages from UST President Dr. Richard Ludwick about the Call Toward Tomorrow process.

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Memos

See copies of the memos released as part of the Call Toward Tomorrow process.

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