A Destination University for a More Just World

Our 2027 strategic plan bolsters the ongoing rise of St. Edward’s as a destination university known nationally and internationally for excellence and enhancing the notoriety of Austin.

Strategic Plan 2027 Maps Our Vision

Looking to the future and a changing world, representatives across the St. Edward’s community and Austin came together to plan for the continued success of the university. Their collaboration resulted in bold initiatives that guide our commitment to academic distinction; a vibrant and inclusive campus; diversity and equity; and a vision for St. Edward’s as A Destination University for a More Just World. Learn more about the 5 Goals of Strategic Plan 2027.    

Our Strategic Planning Process

Learn more about the strategic planning process and details about the five goals for becoming A Destination University for a More Just World.

St. Edward’s University, a Holy Cross, Catholic institution, will improve lives and transform communities by providing an excellent education of distinguished quality that prepares students to create a more humane, just and sustainable world. 

Funding Priorities for Strategic Plan 2027

In today’s society, our communities need more professionals who are educated with both expertise and moral reasoning — the hallmarks of a St. Edward’s education. As we pursue funding to help achieve our strategic plan’s ambitious vision and goals, we look to those who are passionate about an improved world through education and who have seen the transformative impacts of investment in the mission and students of St. Edward’s University. We greatly appreciate your support in this endeavor. Funding Strategic Plan 2027 outlines three priority areas for giving. You can choose to direct your gift to any of these areas:

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Capital Priorities

Our vibrant and inclusive hilltop home inspires learning, self-discovery and community. Investments in new and improved facilities offer spaces for Hilltoppers to experience academic excellence and distinction and a thriving campus life. Learn about the impact of our capital priority improvements on the new School of Health Sciences, theater arts, athletics and more.

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Gifts to the university’s endowment support the Holy Cross mission in perpetuity, while also making it possible for the university to direct institutional resources to our strategic priorities. See the ways our endowment makes a difference for students — from funding research and internships to providing scholarships for those with the greatest need.



Annual Operations

Ongoing annual giving helps bridge the gaps between the university’s operating budget and our tuition revenue, providing critical resources that directly and immediately impact students’ lives. Take a look at the broad support annual giving provides, such as for our new Nursing program, annual student scholarships and The St. Edward’s Fund.



Your Gift is Powerful

We welcome showing you just how much your gift matters. For more information about Funding Strategic Plan 2027, please call Gregory Perrin, 512-448-8452, or email gperrin@stedwards.edu.