Merrimack College’s Future: 2021-2026
Three Strategic Directions
Merrimack seeks to grow its enrollments, its reputation and its core activities.
Merrimack will do this by expanding further into graduate education and sponsored research, by embarking upon a record-setting fundraising campaign and by building upon its recent success of creating an innovative, academically excellent culture of teaching and learning and improving upon its rising reputation and ranking.
Merrimack’s Augustinian Catholic heritage and traditions are the anchors of our success.
Our mission serves as our North Star and guides our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni to think creatively, to solve problems with innovation, to serve our neighbors, to exhibit compassion in everything we do and to make a difference by being servant leaders and engaging our community, neighborhoods and greater society.
Merrimack’s core reputation is anchored by its undergraduate residential college.
This undergraduate experience has the amazing responsibility, ability and capacity to alter the direction of a young person’s life through education, exposure and opportunity. The base of this capacity is its physical campus, its ability to innovate and work as one organization on its undergraduate educational programs. When these three areas work in harmony its impact on the lives of its students, their families and their communities is exponentially enhanced.
Building from Success: A Decade of Transformation
Developed in 2011, the Agenda for Distinction served both as a strategic aspiration for Merrimack College and as the framework for accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It was through the accreditation process that the five goals of the Agenda for Distinction emerged and became the framework of the success the College enjoys today.
Merrimack leadership worked with more than 200 faculty and staff members on eight different planning committees to develop the Agenda for the Future.
Achieving Our Vision
Implementing our strategic plan will require resources and investments and the College will: