Ohio Christian University 2018-2024 Strategic Plan

By rigorously pursuing these goals, OCU expects to improve the effectiveness of accomplishing its mission and efficiency in use of resources. Doing so, with God's help, will be the key to OCU's long-term success and furthering God's Kingdom.

Goal One

Enroll students to prepare world-impacting societal leaders, expand and strengthen the Kingdom of God, and improve the socio-economic status of our graduates and the region.

Objective 1: Increase AGS enrollment to 5,550 students.
Objective 2: Increase traditional campus enrollment to 850 students.

Goal Two

Offer engaging and rigorous learning experiences that exemplify a holistic, Christ-centered, biblically-integrated education.

Objective 1: Increase retention and graduation rates.
Objective 2: Increase qualifications and reputation of faculty.
Objective 3: Offer new programs, including those in the liberal arts, and revise or eliminate under-performing programs.
Objective 4: Increase communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills of our students.
Objective 5: Increase students’ competencies needed to succeed in their chosen profession.

Goal Three

Provide a co-curricular, faith-based experience that challenges students to develop holistically as an individual able to contribute and thrive within society.

Objective 1: Increase student engagement and participation at campus events.
Objective 2: Provide services, policies, and programs that are based upon student development theory and best practice.
Objective 3: Assist students in developing meaningful connections with faculty/staff, communities, and the world.
Objective 4: Increase emphasis on student’s health and wellbeing.
Objective 5: Ensure a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for a diverse student population.

Goal Four

Enhance campus beauty and foster an academic and community environment.

Objective 1: Build two new multiple-story residence halls with retail space on bottom floor.
Objective 2: Renovate Detty Chapel.
Objective 3: Renovate/spruce up Johnson Hall classrooms.
Objective 4: Renovate Maxwell Library.
Objective 5: Repurpose and renovate New Hall 2 for athletic administration.
Objective 6: Demolish Moore Hall and York Hall.

Goal Five

Strengthen the financial profile and viability of the University.

Objective 1: Increase endowment by $10 million by 2022 by (a) securing new estate gifts totaling $5 million, (b) securing new scholarship gifts totaling $2 million, and (c) securing new unrestricted gifts totaling $3 million.
Objective 2: Incrementally adjust operating budget to achieve increased revenue spread over expenses.
Objective 3: Reduce and avoid long-term debt.
Objective 4: Build excess operating cash reserves equal to 90 days cash-on-hand.
Objective 5: Decrease University’s debt-to-equity ratio by 15%.

Goal Six

Make OCU a great place to work and serve.

Objective 1: Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth of our employees.
Objective 2: Implement university-wide Performance Review System.
Objective 3: Encourage unity through the organization.

Goal Seven

Improve OCU’s technology to empower the growth, efficiency, and effectiveness of the University.

Objective 1: Ensure university data is accurate, reliable, and accessible.
Objective 2: Increase the bandwidth, security, and stability of OCU’s network infrastructure.
Objective 3: Eliminate networks and campus-wide downtimes for critical systems.
Objective 4: Change requests for IT services will be structured, planned, and communicated.