Pathway to Success: The Agnes Scott College Strategic Plan 2021-2026

A Message from the President

Dear Agnes Scott Community,

Agnes Scott College partnered with Credo Higher Education in early 2020 to engage in a strategic planning process to chart the course for the college over the next five years. A new plan, coupled with the college’s master plan, will move Agnes Scott forward with a common vision and set of goals. I am extremely excited to share with you the strategic priorities of the new plan. The opportunities are endless and will position Agnes Scott well.

Meaningful participation from all constituencies and members of the Agnes Scott community is critical to the success of any planning process, and this was no exception. A Planning Team and four Theme Teams with wide representation from our faculty and staff thought deeply about the college's future and hosted open sessions for other members of the campus community to engage in the process.

I thank all – students, alumnae, faculty, staff and friends of the college – who participated in the planning process, sharing their feedback and comments. I am deeply grateful to those on the Planning Team and the Theme Teams for their service and commitment to the college. And, look forward to together implementing our bold and innovative vision for Agnes Scott.

Thank you for your support,
Leocadia I. Zak, JD

Archived Strategic Planning MESSAGES

Planning Team

As a community, we will work together to realize our shared vision for Agnes Scott's future.

Planning Team

Explore the Themes

Learn more about the themes for the 2021-2026 strategic plan.

Explore the Themes

A view of Buttrick Hall from across the quad.

Leading in a Global Society

The Agnes Scott strategic plan for 2020.

Current Plan

Pathway To Success

Agnes Scott College 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

View the Plan

Timeline and Milestones

Feb. 27-28, 2020

Leadership Team Retreat

Credo facilitated a two-day retreat for the president's cabinet during which four possible themes were identified as a means of organizing the college's next strategic plan.

May 14, 2020

Board of Trustees Retreat

The draft themes were shared with trustees of the college for input and feedback.

Aug. 28, 2020

Strategy Building

The continually evolving draft themes, as revised by the leadership team, were shared with faculty and staff in a brainstorming session to identify priority initiatives and provide feedback. Additional input and comments were sought through an online form for those unable to attend.

Oct. 26-30, 2020

Planning Team Meeting #1

The Planning Team began its review of the community feedback and suggested initiatives and continued to refine the draft themes.

Nov. 2020 - Jan. 2021

Theme Team Meetings and Open Sessions for Faculty and Staff

Working groups were appointed for each theme. As they explore their theme more deeply, they hosted open sessions for continued community engagement.

  • Transformative Education open meeting: November 19, 1-2 p.m. (faculty)
  • Transformative Education open meeting : December 7, noon-1 p.m. (untenured faculty)
  • Influence With Purpose open meeting: December 7, 1-3 p.m.
  • Pathways to Success open meeting: December 8, 1-2 p.m.
  • Culture of Community open Meeting: December 10, noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Transformative Education open meeting: December 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ( faculty)
  • Transformative Education open meeting: January 12, 1-2 p.m.


Week of January 4, 2021

Theme Team Recommendations

Key concepts of the Theme Team recommendations were shared with faculty and staff comment via a Google doc.

Jan. 13-15, 2021

Planning Team Meeting #2

The Planning Team reviewed the recommendations of the Theme Teams and crafted a comprehensive plan.

Week of January 25, 2021

Board of Trustees Review

Board of Trustees reviewed and provided feedback on Theme Team recommendations and draft metrics.

Jan. - Feb., 2021

Community Engagement

Additional feedback was sought from faculty, staff, students, alumnae, trustees, and friends of the college through open sessions.

Faculty/Staff sessions:

  • February 8, 4 p.m.
  • February 9, 1 p.m.
  • February 11, 4 p.m.

Student session:

  • February 12, 3 p.m.

Alumnae Board session:

  • February 20, time TBD

Alumnae session:

  • February 23, 5:30 p.m.

Parents Council session:

  • February 24, 4 p.m.

Community session:

  • February 25, 1 p.m. (open to all) 

Friends of the College session

  • February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 31, 2021

Board of Trustees Meeting

New strategic priorities were affirmed by the Board of Trustees as the strategic direction of the college over the next five years.

Through 2026


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