This Strategic Plan lays out specific yearly goals for each of the five strategic aspirations. Richmont’s institutional effectiveness process will undergird the implementation of these strategic goals. These goals will be interwoven into the strategic planning process as staff and faculty implement the strategic plan. The entire university will be involved in the process of looking at key-performance indicators, and employing data-driven assessment and decision-making towards identifying areas of success and improvement. Updates will be posted below throughout the three-year strategic plan and will highlight progress in the strategic aspirations.
Initiative 1E: Forge and formalize new partnerships with academic and nonacademic organizations similarly committed to trauma recovery, Christian counseling, play therapy and other areas of specialization for Richmont.
Update: Richmont Graduate University formed a new partnership with the Chattanooga Preparatory School to provide trauma-informed counseling services for students.
Initiative 3E: Compose and publish an institutional Commitment to Inclusiveness statement.
Update: The Diversity Task Force collaborated with SGA to host an expanded community “Real Talk” event to start discussions on the development of a diversity and inclusion statement for Richmont. All three campuses participated (Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online) and over 50 people were in attendance including students, faculty, and staff from the Schools of Counseling and Ministry.
Initiative 4A: Engage a public relations firm to craft a differentiating market identity based on our Christ-centeredness and unique model of Integration.
Update: Richmont has formed a partnership with the public relations firm See Spark Go to craft social media marketing campaigns.
Initiative 5C: Increase the amount of external grant awards received by the University by 25% each of the next three years.
Update: Total grant money received by Richmont increased by 157% in the fiscal year 2019 compared to 2018.