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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


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


*Each lunch is limited to 10 participants and will be filled as responses are received. Please RSVP to Katie Palmer at with your preferred date.

The Future of Butler All-Campus Input Session January 17, 2019 TBD TBD
President’s Listening Tour Ongoing Varies Varies
Staff Assembly February 20, 2019 2:00–3:00 PM Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

We Want to Hear from You

Butler has many strengths that have led to our accomplishments. Which strengths are the most crucial to our future success?

What must evolve at Butler to successfully position us for the challenges that lie ahead and our future success?

What are the bold moves we should consider as part of Butler’s next strategic plan?

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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.