Learn to Thrive: Strategic Plan 2022

Distinctions

Texas Woman's is building on its historic strengths as a leader in these areas.

Women and Leadership

At Texas Woman’s, women have found their voices and discovered the courage to lead. Continuing in this tradition, Texas Woman’s will contribute knowledge and best practices that encourage women and men, together, to lead, thrive, and prosper in professional, organizational, and community settings for the advancement of humanity.

Health

With a historical commitment to the health of others, Texas Woman’s leads in the discovery of best practices in the care and wellbeing of the human body and mind. Texas Woman’s will continue to bring healthcare leadership and advanced practice to emerging economies and will provide opportunities for students to experience other cultures and healthcare systems.

Experiential Learning

From its inception, Texas Woman’s emphasized experiential learning with the university motto “We learn to do by doing” and today, continues to recognize the important connection between experience and learning. Texas Woman’s will provide opportunities for students to bridge theory with practice in higher education.

Veterans

In a state with nearly two million veteran residents, Texas Woman’s embraces the opportunity to provide leadership and insight into improving the quality of life for veterans and their families. Building on its established history of service to veterans as well as archives and research with particular expertise of women in the military, Texas Woman’s will continue to serve those who served our country.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

While founded as a college for white women who because of their gender were excluded from public universities, Texas Woman’s has incrementally extended the scope of its early mission beyond gender-based exclusion to serve others marginalized in higher education. Today, Texas Woman’s is consistently ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the US. Its faculty and staff believe people from diverse backgrounds offer valuable perspectives in scholarship and creative activity, helping students build the confidence to leverage their lived experience in ways that challenge the status quo and pioneer discoveries to empower the world.