Renewal

Strengthening Our Capacity for Cultivating
Christ-Centered Scholars and Leaders

Renewal, the Strategic Plan of Azusa Pacific University 2020-27.

As you navigate the details of our renewed vision, you will see how we seek to leverage a century-long academic legacy uniquely positioning Azusa Pacific University with aspirations to be the premier Christian university of choice for our culture and times.

Led by Azusa Pacific University’s 17th President Paul W. Ferguson, this renewed vision motivates APU to provide stellar academic and professional opportunities, but more importantly, model how a major national university can continue to be Christian in a “post-Christian” society.

As designed and implemented, Renewal advances APU as a University of impactful Christian scholars and leaders characterized by best practices of the highest quality. By cultivating a more innovative institution and promoting the Kingdom and Common Good, Azusa Pacific University strives to become the nation’s premier Christian University at which students, faculty, and staff are known as community leaders of character and virtue, and thoughtful scholars and leaders in their disciplines, sharing the truth and love of Christ.

For questions or comments, email strategicplan@apu.edu.

A Three-Phase Plan

With a refined and intentional focus brought on by the unprecedented events of 2020, Renewal sets out a bold seven-year strategic plan for how APU will flourish within this higher education landscape. The plan encompasses three phases: Refocus, Rebuild, and Renew.

  • 2020-2021Refocus Reallocate existing and new resources to strategic long-term priorities.
  • Group 31 Rebuild 2021-2022 Deliver the educational mission with excellence in a COVID-19 environment; address issues of identity, equity, and justice.
  • Group 3 Renew 2022-2027 Fuel Azusa Pacific growth into the premier Christian university of choice for our culture and times.

The Strategic Plan of Azusa Pacific University (2020-2027) Renewal: Strengthening Our Capacity for Cultivating Christ-Centered Scholars and Leaders sets out a bold seven-year strategic plan for how Azusa Pacific University will flourish within the higher education landscape. As designed and implemented, Renewal will advance APU as a University of impactful Christian scholars and leaders characterized by the best practices of the highest quality.

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Renewal Annual Report (2020-21)

The Annual Report of Progress for Renewal features the significant strides that have been made in the strategic plan’s first year of implementation. The fact that this success was achieved largely in a virtual environment, given the Pandemic, is remarkable. Despite these restrictions, meaningful engagement by the APU Community around Renewal evolved, with tangible evidence that the community has embraced the purpose and strategies of the plan.

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