Redeemer has always offered students a transformative Christian university education, one that prepares them for lives of leadership and service. Redeemer has remained true to that mission for more than 30 years, and with God’s blessings and a community of faithful supporters, it has grown in size and academic reputation. Most importantly, it can be seen in the impact that our faculty, students and nearly 5,000 alumni have in workplaces, churches, schools and families across the world.
But the landscape in which Redeemer operates is dynamic—the world of higher education, the expectations of students and the communities in which students and faculty are called to serve have all changed dramatically. In response to this ever-changing landscape—and to continue to meet the needs of students, faculty, the workplace, schools and families—Redeemer has developed a new strategic plan. Adopted by the Board of Governors in June 2014, Redeemer 2020 is the result of months of careful examination of this new environment.
At the heart of Redeemer 2020 is a commitment to the goals and principles upon which Redeemer was founded. “What we are doing with Redeemer 2020 is looking anew at how we can best work out the mission and vision of Redeemer in a new context,” says President Hubert Krygsman. “Much has changed since we opened our doors to 97 students in 1982; through this planning process, we carefully re-examined all aspects of the university so that Redeemer can still honour its calling—to serve its students, support community and society.”
The vision of the Redeemer 2020 plan is to see enhancements in three broad areas so that Redeemer’s mission is enhanced:
Over the next five years, Redeemer will be launching a series of initiatives that will support this vision. Many (the highlighted ones) have already been launched or are in progress.
Some of the outcomes of these initiatives include the following.
Growing Redeemer’s Academic Program by:
Enhancing Redeemer’s visibility and profile by:
Improving Redeemer’s infrastructure by:
Stewarding Redeemer’s resources by:
“We believe that Redeemer has been uniquely positioned to respond to God’s call to provide Christian post-secondary education so that our youth will be prepared for lives of discipleship, leadership and service,” notes President Krysman. “We look forward, relying on God and all those who share Redeemer’s mission, to continuing to prepare students to become His agents of change for their generation.”