Vision 2020 – Growing with Excellence is the initiative Washington Adventist University (WAU) has adopted to reflect our transformative journey to grow the university into a thriving and distinctive institution of higher education, defined by excellence in all that we do. Vision 2020 will guide us to ensure student success, grow strong relevant academic programs, collaborate with K-12 institutions, infuse internships across the curriculum, grow enrollment, increase the use of technology in content delivery, and continually measure our organization for efficiency and effectiveness.
We are seeking your partnership to make Vision 2020 – Growing with Excellence a reality. This packet will introduce you to major giving priorities of Vision 2020 that will support our students and our campus’s growth to meet the needs of 21st-century higher education.
The major priorities are:
- Student Scholarships – The heart of WAU are the students. The university provides millions of dollars in academic and need-based scholarships, but many students still have a challenge affording their education.
- Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions and Wellness Center – we are in the process of upgrading the building that houses our current health professions programs: nursing, respiratory care, medial imaging, and health, wellness and physical education. The total cost of this construction project is $8M. The State of Maryland awarded us $3.2M in matching funds toward this project. The current campaign is to not only raise the required matching funds, but to also raise the funds to fully fund the project
Vision 2020 will require a visionary community that is synchronized and aligned behind a commitment to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities worldwide. Your support is vital to the success of the university and the success of our students. Every dollar given makes a difference to every student on our campus.
Join us on our journey, Growing with Excellence, and help us see Vision 2020 fulfilled for a future that benefits our students, our faculty, and our community. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
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