5. Grow Resources and Learning Infrastructure
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Aspirations

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Grow Resources and Learning Infrastructure

Building the capacity to execute this plan requires more capital—financial, physical, and human. We will work intelligently to expand our endowment, cultivate resource-rich partnerships, secure more foundation and grant support, and grow our campus infrastructure to assure that we determine our destiny.
To achieve this Aspiration, we will…

In concert with this “In Pursuit of Excellence – 2021” Strategic Plan, plan and execute a three-year, $5 million capital campaign.

 

Prioritize enrollment growth, fund-raising, grant awards, and partnerships as well as sponsorship opportunities to strengthen the University’s financial base. All senior leadership will work with the President and Development Office to be trained as “educational entrepreneurs” and share responsibility to contribute to raising resources to advance University and departmental aims.

 

Identify and pursue appropriate alternative sources of revenue generation for the University to enable it to further meet its educational and service mission.

 

Establish a joint President-Trustee committee to develop a master facilities expansion plan with the clear intent of exploring ways to grow the current physical campus(es) to better meet emerging needs as well as widen our presence in the communities that we serve.

 

Better leverage technology to strengthen current instructional spaces through a comprehensive review of our existing informational technology infrastructure and a multi-stage strategy with prioritized recommendations for immediate improvement.

Principle Initiatives

2019

  • Richmont has successfully increased the number of external grant awards received by the University by over 90% on average, each year between 2019 to present.
  • As part of Richmont’s commitment to promoting diversity and fostering inclusion, culturally diverse corporate leaders continue to be pursued for expanding the Board of Trustees. Three such members have been added since June, 2019.

 

100% Complete or Complete & Ongoing

2020

  • Further defining Richmont’s commitment to student success, Richmont’s Information Technology team has begun implementation of a new Learning Management System, and completed the installation of smart classrooms across both campuses. By continuing to leverage new technology, Richmont’s infrastructure and systems are competitive with top universities.
  • Libraries has introduced course guides, providing students with easy access to course materials, supplemental readings, as well as additional resources based on topic.

 

100% Complete or Complete & Ongoing

2021

  • Richmont has begun implementing our certificate programs in an online modality; Trauma being the first.
  • Canvas is set to be fully implemented across both schools Spring of 2022
  • Renovations have been performed on both campuses.
  • Libraries has implemented the Single-Sign-On for students to easily access resources.
  • The Human Resources department has gone completely paperless, transitioning completely to leveraging employee hiring and file management software.

 

100% Complete or Complete & Ongoing