The 20/20 Project: A Vision for Gordon's Future

The 2015–2020 Strategic Plan

Consistent with its founding more than 125 years ago, Gordon College aspires to be a community fully committed to Jesus Christ, leading the way in novel approaches to advancing his work around the world. Our milestone anniversary year (2014–15) has provided a timely opportunity for campus-wide reflection on Gordon’s past, present and future.

The 20/20 Project: A Vision for Gordon’s Future is a culmination of comprehensive research and extensive feedback about the College’s future. This strategic plan outlines the initiatives Gordon will pursue over the next five years to achieve its mission and fulfill its vision.

Mission: Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.

Vision: Gordon College will be the liberal arts college of choice worldwide for developing thoughtful Christian leaders.

The 20/20 Project is divided into seven key focus areas centered on Gordon’s vision statement:

  1. Expand, develop and equip a world-class faculty to deliver an innovative liberal arts education.
  2. Elevate Gordon College’s profile through demonstrated academic quality and transformative experiences.
  3. Cultivate an environment for institutional thriving.
  4. Leverage our Boston location to become a global hub for Christian education.
  5. Blend experiential learning and vocational discernment opportunities into the liberal arts curriculum.
  6. Bring Christ to the world through deepened faith, selfless service and compelling Christian witness.
  7. Draw and commission servant-leaders who lead by example to influence the common good globally.