This plan provides a strategic roadmap for strengthening and expanding Centenary's mission to build a community focused on ethical and intellectual development, respect and concern for human and spiritual values, and the joy of creativity and discovery.

The plan rests on five strategic imperatives, or "pillars," that emerged with broad consensus from community discussions begun after the arrival of Centenary's 31st president, Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, in July 2016, and continued throughout the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017.