Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown

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Launched in 2014, the 250th anniversary of Brown’s founding, the 10-year strategic plan, "Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown," offers the broad vision and goals to ensure the University’s capacity to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service at the highest levels over the next decade.

The University in Fall 2015 completed an operational plan to translate the broad, aspirational goals set out in Building on Distinction into concrete actions to be taken over the next 10 years. The "Operational Plan for Brown's Excellence" outlines targeted actions to position Brown to enhance its role as a leader in higher education and research.  The plan also is driving the University's BrownTogether comprehensive campaign, which was launched in October 2015 and which consolidates investment opportunities, builds on existing strengths and assets, and holds the promise to boldly transform the future of the University. 

This site provides an overview of the strategic plan as well as related news and regular updates on progress toward the University's goals.