Forward Thinking
Forward Thinking

One of the challenges that Graceland has faced courageously and creatively is to identify what every student needs to be successful in today’s world, even amidst an array of personal and career goals.

How to communicate effectively, analyze and evaluate information, use digital resources and relate effectively to the natural and cultural world around us — all students need these competencies for personal and professional development throughout life, whether they plan to be teachers, business executives, pediatric care nurses or sculptors. Together, the faculty and staff have accomplished exciting work to make all aspects of the Graceland experience — both in the classroom and through campus activities — a valuable learning experience that instills these essential lessons in every student.

Graceland has always been entrepreneurial, with leaders who claim the strength, inspiration and roots of the past to push into the future with new insight. Last fall, Graceland introduced the strategic vision for exceptional academics, experiences and value through growth. The vision included six pathways to focus forward movement as a leader in higher education.

POWER OF TOGETHER Strategic Pathways