The Naropa University Board of Trustees and the other groups that have been deeply involved in strategic planning—the meta team, the stewardship team and senior staff—voted unanimously in September 2017 to accept Naropa's strategic plan, "Create 2022." This vote followed a spirited and honest set of daylong conversations and brought to a conclusion the process that so many have been involved in over the past several years. The need for such a plan originally came about as the board and president recognized the imperative for Naropa to attain greater focus and sustainability in its activities and aspirations. Accomplishing the powerful, ambitious goals set forward in the plan will truly transform Naropa's culture. This will require courage and hard work from Naropa community members, but the result will be a future that will enrich in new ways all who are associated with Naropa: students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends. It is a breakthrough moment in Naropa's history, both in our own judgment and in that of board members who have been engaged with Naropa since the institution's founding in 1974.
Our goals in creating the plan: