Universities have always been rooted in tradition, history and heritage, in the teachings of those who came before us. Traditions shape the way higher education functions. But how does this serve us in a world where technology, business, healthcare and our communities are constantly evolving?
At NKU, we have to do more than just keep up. We have to uncover what’s next by constantly evolving, adapting and connecting ourselves with the leaders of our communities to better understand and anticipate the challenges and expectations we collectively face.
By building the most diverse and driven student body possible and bringing together the kinds of people and perspectives who are compelled to make a difference, we are forming the next generation of creative leaders and problem-solvers. We construct our courses and colleges around what our world needs now so our students can graduate with the confidence, creativity, and skills to transform their industries and make an incredible impact where it matters.
This might not be the right approach for everyone, but it’s the right one for us because NKU understands the power of our collective impact on ourselves, our communities, and our world.
We move Onward Together.
This university has a deeply rooted tradition of meeting this region’s learners where they are and serving the community at large. A focus on the student and stewardship of our region is our heritage … it is in our collective DNA.
Since the earliest days of this university, now more than 53 years ago, we have done the work of moving this region forward. Together, we have served our students’ needs and worked to develop eager minds into world-changing leaders.
We must continue to evolve, connecting ourselves with the leaders of our communities to better understand and anticipate the challenges and expectations we collectively face.
We will help guide the next generation of creative leaders and problem-solvers, constructing our university around what our world needs now so our students can graduate with the confidence, creativity, and skills to transform their industries and make an incredible impact where it matters.
This is our approach because we understand the power we have - the power of an NKU education. This is our True North ... our orienting point … the direction we always head toward.
That is our reimagined U. Onward Together.
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Success by Design is the strategic framework consisting of three pillars: ACCESS, COMPLETION, and CAREER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. The pillars guide the work on campus as it determines how NKU delivers support, services, and programs to all learners — not just traditional students — by meeting the learners where they are in their educational journey.