Vanguard University is in a period of presidential transition and therefore it is appropriate to pause on the draft strategic plan submitted to the Board of Trustees for review in February 2013 in order for an incoming president to provide final shape and focus to the proposed plan.  While much prayerful work has been invested in a strategic planning process intended to discern God’s vision for Vanguard for the next five years and to articulate plans for fulfilling that vision, the new president will need to own the vision and strategic plan with his or her fingerprints on the final plan.  With that in mind, the President’s Cabinet identified a set of focused goals that we believe if achieved in the next academic year, will sustain the forward momentum of the University and position a new president for a good transition and success.