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Benedictine 2020: A Vision for Greatness

To fulfill its mission in the 21st century, Benedictine College must be a market leader in each aspect of its mission: Dynamic community, thriving faith and inspiring scholarship.

Benedictine College’s Benedictine 2020: A Vision for Greatness will …

  • Educate America’s Future Leaders
  • Build for Greatness
  • Develop a World-Class Faculty

In other words: Educate the best students in the best facilities by the best faculty to accomplish the college’s mission.

“Now is the Time”

“For more than 150 years, Benedictine College has been educating men and women for the glory of God and the service of the common good. Now is the time to face the challenges of a new generation and rise once again to meet them.”

So begins the bold, visionary plan “Benedictine 2020: A Vision for Greatness.”

Benedictine 2020 is the right plan at the right time and in the right place to make an impact on the world and the Church.

  • Benedictine 2020 focuses on achieving academic excellence, giving students the tools they need to transform the world.
  • Benedictine 2020 promotes every aspect of our mission of community, faith and scholarship, to make Benedictine College a market leader in each.
  • Benedictine 2020 is the product of a united institution — benefactors, faculty, staff, administration, board of directors and students.

The Benedictine 2020 Campaign will seize the unique moment provided by our recent success to make Benedictine College one of the great Catholic colleges in America.

Benedictine College is ready to lead.

Transforming the World

“That in all things God may be glorified.” — Rule of St. Benedict, 57:9

  • Benedictine College’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.
  • Benedictine 2020: A Vision for Greatness is Benedictine College’s plan to achieve its vision to build one of the great Catholic colleges in America.
  • Benedictine 2020 is dedicated to educating students to become leaders in the Benedictine tradition, who will transform the world through their commitment to intellectual, personal, and spiritual greatness.

A Bold, Realistic Plan

Benedictine 2020’s goals are bold: To have the best faculty educating the best students in the best facilities to accomplish the college’s mission.

But the goals are also realistic. To fulfill its mission in the 21st century, Benedictine College must be a market leader in each aspect of its mission: Dynamic community, thriving faith and inspiring scholarship.

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St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press editorial "Benedictine Pursues a Vision"