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Vision 2025

VISION 2025 OVERVIEW

At the conclusion of this academic year, our Vision 2020 planning will culminate with the successful achievement of many of our goals. In the Fall of 2019, we began the process of updating and revising our direction with a broad-based, strategic thinking process focused on who we want Belmont to be in 2025. The process involved several gatherings of university leaders as well as two Board of Trust meetings that were largely devoted to gathering input. The process also included a broad campus outreach led by Deans and Department Directors that was intended to gather input from every Belmont faculty and staff member. Input from those meetings was recorded and has been carefully reviewed. 

All of these sessions provided thoughtful and important contributions to the strategic thinking process designed to guide the future of our university. While the outbreak of COVID-19 in March forced the process onto a slightly different track, the results of the process have led us to a consensus that could be described as an overall extension of Vision 2020 but with a few shifts and revisions.

The University affirmed its Mission, Vision and Values (below) and determined that the 10 Guiding Principles established for Vision 2020 were still relevant as we move into Vision 2025. In addition, Belmont's Vision 2025 offers seven key strategies to help guide and coordinate our actions. Many of these strategies represent continuations from 2020.

Our mission: Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Our vision: To be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our values: As a student-centered Christian community with a rich Baptist heritage, Belmont University upholds the following core values as essential to the intellectual, spiritual, personal and corporate life: Integrity, Inquiry, Collaboration, Service and Humility.

2020 Opening Convocation

In his Opening Convocation address on Aug. 19, 2020, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher examined the University’s progress thus far in its Vision 2020 goals while outlining the strategies Belmont will prioritize as it embarks on Vision 2025.