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BUTLER 2020: A Roadmap for Strategy and Action

Aerial View of Campus in the Fall

During the 2018–2019 academic year, we will celebrate the successes achieved toward the 2020 vision while looking forward to imagine Butler University beyond 2020. This year will include a number of opportunities for the campus to engage in charting the course for Butler’s next strategic plan.  

The information below will be updated regularly throughout the course of this academic year. 

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Upcoming Events

Mission / Vision Session Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Noon–2:00 PM Johnson Board Room
Mission / Vision Session Monday, May 13, 2019 10:00 AM–Noon Johnson Board Room

Past Events


Strategic Vision and Launch

Friday, November 30, 2018

3:00–4:30 PM

Schrott Center for the Arts

Faculty and Staff Strategy Lunch Conversations
with President Danko and Vice President for
Strategy and Innovation Melissa Beckwith*

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Noon–1:00 PM

President’s Listening Tour Ongoing Varies Varies
Staff Assembly February 20, 2019 2:00–3:00 PM Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
Strategic Vision and Plan Update Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall

We Want to Hear from You

We encourage you to answer the following questions using the links below.
If you'd like to share general thoughts and feedback about Butler 2020 and beyond, we encourage you to use this form

What should evolve, if anything, within our mission statement to reflect the institution we want to be?

What should evolve, if anything, within the vision statement to reflect where the institution is moving in the next strategic plan?

What are Butler’s core values (fundamental beliefs of an organization) that should serve as our non-negotiable foundation moving forward?

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Available Resources

Changes are taking shape across higher education. As campus evolves for 2020 and beyond stay updated on current trends, watch videos of strategic planning events, and read high-level summaries of Butler's next steps. 

State of the University