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Strategic imperatives focus on students

by Melinda Lantz | Mar 04, 2021

A number of years ago, Manchester’s Board of Trustees adopted “the Big 3” strategic imperatives. We aim, they say, to have strong programs, healthy enrollments and resources to invest in current programs and new initiatives. Strong programs, healthy enrollments and investments.

At the heart of the Big 3 are students. Each of them can be restated with students at the heart: programs that exceed student expectations, exceptional student experiences that attract more students and resources reinvested in strengthening those programs and experiences.

Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, calls this a flywheel. Success with each of our Big 3 adds momentum to the others and we build a powerful institutional momentum.

We are building momentum at Manchester that will carry us successfully into the future. I recently shared reflections on Manchester’s Big 3 flywheel with colleagues, which you can find here.