L&AD: Leveraging Excellence, Accelerating Discovery
L&AD is F&M’s bold and strategic five-year plan (2022-2027). It is so named to capture not only our community’s ambitions for the College, but also, with its ampersand, F&M’s mission, identity, inclusivity, and core values. The plan was created with the input of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, trustees, and alumni, and is designed to advance the College and secure its position, in perpetuity, among the finest liberal arts institutions in the country.
Together, by leveraging excellence and accelerating discovery, we will achieve five key goals:
- Revitalize our curriculum to respond to and guide students’ evolving needs, goals, and interests.
- Empower students to engage in an inclusive and joyful community.
- Advance our aspirations through the highest and best use of all our resources.
- Center diversity, equity and inclusion as institutional values.
- Ignite a strong culture of philanthropy, service and rewarding engagement.
L&AD is accompanied by a living and flexible implementation plan designed to promote significant progress toward our goals in three to five years. Each activity will lead the community towards greater viability, visibility, and vitality.
Viability: We must revise our financial model by promoting innovation and securing institutional sustainability.
Visibility: We must enhance and explain the value of an F&M education to inspire potential students and families, alumni, donors, and other partners to engage with F&M and the opportunities we offer for the future.
Vitality: We must better and more consistently engage all members of our community by nurturing their sense of belonging and living the College’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
The Strategic Plan in Action
October 19, 2023
F&M Receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
For the second year in a row, Franklin & Marshall College has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity Magazine.
September 28, 2023
Future Lawyer Expands Her Resume With Hands-on Legal Experience
Morgan Hovan ’24, a math and economics major, was the first F&M student to declare the Legal Studies Certificate. Explore how this decision is helping carve her path toward a successful career in law.
September 21, 2023
Exploring Theater as a Tool for Social Change, Education, and Awareness
Aviva Katz ’24, a government and theatre joint major, discusses how F&M’s Diversity and Equality in Education Certificate is helping her along her path toward a career in educational theater.