I am thrilled to share our vision for WashU’s future. It represents the culmination of more than 300 members of our community working together over an 18-month stretch.

I am grateful for the collaborative spirit of our work. We interacted with over 2,000 people to help us understand the perspectives of our community. As we now strive to bring our vision to life, our work will reflect those voices. And our success will depend upon them.

We know all too well how quickly the world can change. As we move forward, we will need to be flexible and responsive. I intend to be clear- eyed about our successes and shortcomings. I will remain committed to tracking our efforts in a defined, transparent way.

My goal is for all members of our community is to find their place in the vision for WashU’s future. Our first year of implementation is about bringing people together—offering connections within our community and maximizing our collective strength and potential. I encourage you to find areas of the vision that resonate with you and seek opportunities to get involved. It is inspiring that so many have already participated in the process. I encourage everyone to make the most of what lies ahead.

I’m grateful for the work we have done together. Thank you. With your participation, we can bring this vision for our university to life.

Beverly Wendland

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs