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Looking Ahead

Great challenges and opportunities mark the next decade. Our nation will examine and adjust its role in the world and seek to improve its public and private institutions while exploring the dynamics and possibilities of a changing, diverse society and culture. In these historic efforts, American University will be an active and influential participant.

With our location in the nation's capital, academic vibrancy, philosophical grounding, and dedication to engagement and service, American University will provide the intellectual and ethical leadership to shape emerging world views, forge new scholarly paths, and prepare our students to lead and serve in the city, nation, and world.

We will be guided in our work by a strategic plan that is based on the values expressed in our Statement of Common Purpose.

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The strategic plan reached its ambitious goal in terms of performance and growth in stature and influence.

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