Four Pillars Provide Vision for University’s Future

• Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Together, with our great alumni, faculty, parents, staff and friends, we are committed to cultivating an educational environment that enables our students to grow academically and socially, while preparing them to serve as leaders in their chosen professions and in their communities.

• Advancing Human Health

Together, we work to understand the origins of disease to better diagnose, treat and cure. Through our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and practice, we are discovering and applying solutions to conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.

• Inspiring Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Through our educational and programmatic initiatives, including mentoring, internships and recognition efforts, we will stimulate the innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors of our faculty, students and alumni.

• Enhancing the Quality of Life

The people of Washington University are committed to serving society, from striving to improve K–12 education to reducing poverty and encouraging sustainable development.

To achieve this vision, together, we will:

*Attract and retain outstanding faculty

*Attract a talented and diverse student body

*Advance the scholarship, research and creative potential of students and faculty

*Further strengthen an exceptional teaching, research and living environment

*Enhance excellence throughout the university by increasing unrestricted annual support

By coming together, we can enhance our leadership today to benefit St. Louis, America and the world tomorrow.


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