University Planning Council

Within the next 10 years, Mercer University will become widely recognized as one of the leading private universities in the Southeast, along with other outstanding institutions such as Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Wake Forest and Tulane. Mercer will also emerge as the preeminent faith-based university in the Baptist tradition and manifest a new and compelling model for Christian higher education – a model that treasures intellectual freedom, honors religious diversity, and fosters both intellectual and spiritual growth in students, faculty and staff. Achieving these aspirations will require entrepreneurial planning, appropriate benchmarking, effective execution, and strong engagement throughout the Mercer family.

The Mercer University Board of Trustees on April 18, 2008, approved a 10-year strategic plan – Charting Mercer’s Future: Aspirations for the Decade Ahead – to guide the institution toward the realization of these objectives.