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Chapman University Strategic Plan

» Previous 5-year Strategic Plans

Since the early 1990s, Chapman University has experienced unprecedented growth and academic achievement. The University accomplished this growth through the implementation of a series of five-year plans.


"Engineering the Future"  Focus on the establishment of the School of Engineering; continuous development of the Rinker campus, Pharmacy and Graduate Health Science programs; launching of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences.

2013 to 2018

"Moving into the Health Sciences"  Emphasis on growth in graduate health science programs and establishing a school of pharmacy; strengthening our traditional commitment to the undergraduate student

2008 to 2013

“A Path to National Stature”  Recruiting faculty with national and international visibility: Economic Science Institute, Institute for Quantum Studies, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society; expanding programs in the sciences

2003 to 2008

"Enhancement of Physical Facilities"

1998 to 2003

Establishment of the Fowler School of Law and the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; growing existing professional programs

1993 to 1998

Improving the quality of incoming students, by increasing student selectivity