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Envisioning Guilford College 2027

Guilford College is undertaking a strategic planning process under the leadership of President Kyle Farmbry. The process will be community-driven and reflective of the College's Core Values and mission.

We are seeking input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends through surveys, small-group discussions, and comments on the draft plan. We are organizing our work around a set of themes: academic engagement and student success, communication, community building, financial stability, and partnerships.

Guilford College's five-year strategic plan, covering the years 2023 through 2027, will guide us in aligning our resources to support the achievement of our institutional mission to: "Provide a transformative, practical, and excellent education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment that is guided by Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace, and simplicity and emphasizes the creative problem-solving skills, experience, enthusiasm, and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world."

The following themes have been identified to organize our strategic-planning effort:

  • Academic Engagement and Student Success: Enhance access, learning, and completion.
  • Communication: Improve systems for internal and external communication using a variety of mediums.
  • Community Building: Foster a positive working and learning environment for our campus.
  • Financial Stability: Support long-term sustainability through sound financial processes and practices.
  • Partnerships: Cultivate partnerships with individuals and organizations to support attainment of our mission.

To ask questions or share comments about the strategic plan, please email

Image reads: 100 plus, Number of contextual documents shared related to past planning efforts, research, and reports

Image reads: 40, Number of input sessions, including with President Kyle Farmbry and alumni, parents, and community members, as well as integrated input sessions and team meetings

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Image reads: 65, Number of survey responses from the College community