L&AD is F&M鈥檚 bold and strategic five-year plan (2022-2027). It is so named to capture not only our community鈥檚 ambitions for the College, but also, with its ampersand, F&M鈥檚 mission, identity, inclusivity, and core values. The plan was created with the input of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, trustees, and alumni, and is designed to advance the College and secure its position, in perpetuity, among the finest liberal arts institutions in the country.

Together, by leveraging excellence and accelerating discovery, we will achieve five key goals:

    1. Revitalize our curriculum to respond to and guide students鈥 evolving needs, goals, and interests.
    2. Empower students to engage in an inclusive and joyful community.
    3. Advance our aspirations through the highest and best use of all our resources.
    4. Center diversity, equity and inclusion as institutional values.
    5. Ignite a strong culture of philanthropy, service and rewarding engagement.


L&AD Goals


Student Experience

Institutional Sustainability

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Alumni, Parent & External Engagement

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L&AD Outcomes 

L&AD is accompanied by a living and flexible implementation plan designed to promote significant progress toward our goals in three to five years. Each activity will lead the community towards greater viability, visibility, and vitality.

Viability: We must revise our financial model by promoting innovation and securing institutional sustainability.

Visibility: We must enhance and explain the value of an F&M education to inspire potential students and families, alumni, donors, and other partners to engage with F&M and the opportunities we offer for the future. 

Vitality: We must better and more consistently engage all members of our community by nurturing their sense of belonging and living the College鈥檚 values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

鈥淔&M鈥檚 strategic plan creates a pathway to sustainable excellence. Every goal speaks to both increasing institutional sustainability and enhancing our extraordinary learning community. F&M will succeed in the 2020s if we put students at the center of our work, respond to student priorities and intentions in a manner consistent with our liberal-arts values, and invest in student and alumni success.鈥

鈥 President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D.

F&M's Strategic Plan in Action

June 3, 2024

Diplomat Leadership Program: Latest Steinman Foundation Initiative to Benefit F&M Students

Over many decades, The Steinman Foundation has supported programs that provide opportunities for F&M students. In 2022, those opportunities expanded with the Diplomat Leadership program.

May 6, 2024

Five Facts About Jason Cone 鈥99, Commencement Speaker

Get to know Jason Cone 鈥99, chief public policy officer of Robin Hood and former U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders.

March 28, 2024

Mentorship: What F&M Does Differently

What does success look like to F&M students? Mentorship is one of many ways that F&M offers support beyond typical career counseling.

Strategic Planning Committees and Members

Several committees are contributing to the strategic plan implementation. The committees are made up of Franklin & 果冻APP传媒 College's faculty, professional staff and students.

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