Pathway To Success Agnes Scott College 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably & engage the intellectual & social challenges of their times.

Strategic Pillars | Strategy One

Provide every student with a Transformative Education that prepares the student for success in their professional, civic and personal lives

At Agnes Scott, SUMMIT (global learning, inclusive leadership development), concentrated work in liberal arts disciplines and courageous conversations across differences prepare students for success in their professional, civic and personal lives.


1. Professional Success Initiative (PSI): Develop and implement strategies to ensure student professional success and integrate professional success elements into majors and graduate programs

2. Build on strengths to create a dynamic 21st-century curriculum

3. Evaluate graduate and extended programs and develop in-demand curriculum aligned with Agnes Scott’s strengths

4. Build out our SUMMIT leadership curriculum and co-curriculum with an emphasis on inclusive leadership

5. Expand Agnes Scott’s global footprint virtually, reputationally and in person, promoting Agnes Scott’s distinctive education (global learning, inclusive leadership development, professional success)

6. Expand student population with remote-learning options

7. Invest in 21st-century teaching methods and infrastructure

I am extremely excited. This plan gives us the opportunity to draw on the creativity of our community to ensure the success of our students as global, inclusive leaders and to highlight Agnes Scott College as a thought leader and partner in our global community. We are Agnes!

- Leocadia I. Zak, President

Strategic Pillars | Strategy Two

Provide every student with a Pathway to Success

Life outside the classroom should contribute to a student’s success while at the college and beyond.


1. Develop, implement and evaluate co-curricular initiatives that connect the academic experience to professional growth

2. Develop programming to ensure the Financial Wellness of every student

3. Create and implement programs designed by Agnes Scott, such as PathMakers, that will attract, retain and support first-generation students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds

4. Establish a fund for completion grants for seniors who face financial hardship so they can finish their final year

With all of the challenges facing our society, I am proud to be a part of a community that recognizes the important role we play in our students’ lives and in creating a society that is more prosperous and more just. With this plan, we are taking an important step toward the Agnes Scott College of the future.

- Regine O. Jackson, Kathy Ashe ’68 and Lawrence Ashe Associate Professor of Sociology

Strategic Pillars | Strategy Three

Institutionalize a Culture of Community “I am Agnes. We are Agnes.”

All community members (faculty, staff, students and alumnae) feel a genuine connection to and pride in the college and each other.


1. Become a modern workplace

2. Build a culture in which every community member lives the mission of the college by living honorably and embracing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

3. Become one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For with a culture that nourishes continuous professional development, employee care and inclusive excellence

4. Instill a sense of pride in Agnes Scott that compels alumnae, foundations, corporations and friends to support the college with their time, talent and treasure

SUMMIT was a great fit for me...It taught me how to reflect on my identity, my journey and what it means to be a citizen of the world. It broadened my horizons.

- Angelica Martini ’21

Strategic Pillars | Strategy Four

Employ External Engagement for Success

Develop mission-aligned use of properties and partnerships that support learning, attract students, raise the college’s profile and attract investment.


1. Effectively tell the Agnes Scott story to position the college for a transformational gift

2. Redevelop college-owned properties for maximum financial benefit

3. Develop meaningful partnerships of mutual benefit

4. Launch an Executive Leadership Program based on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion objectives

Here we find a place to explore our intellectual interests and develop critical thinking skills. Here we have the support of passionate teachers and dedicated administrators. We are empowered to speak up in the classroom. We are prepared to lead everywhere our paths take us

- Che Carter ’21

Key Performance Indicators