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Message from Karl W. Einolf, Ph.D.

Dear students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Indiana Tech:

As Indiana Tech looks toward its 100th anniversary in 2030, we are committed to Building a Century of Excellence. As part of this process, Indiana Tech has engaged the entire campus community in a strategic planning process. The goal is to enhance our mission and realize our vision so that we may better serve our students, alumni, faculty, staff and community and make even greater contributions to their success.

The Strategic Plan will have two phases:

  • Phase 1: 2018 – 2024
  • Phase 2: 2024 – 2030

As we embark on Phase 1, Indiana Tech’s Board of Trustees and I are thrilled with the university community’s response—and we are especially grateful to the Strategic Plan Task Force for its efforts in developing goals and objectives aligned with our highest priorities. From the start, our leadership was committed to a process driven by the university community, and the Strategic Plan Task Force ensured that we met that standard. The plan is ambitious and reflective of our high standards for the university and our unwavering support for collaboration and teamwork.

The development of the plan is also collaborative in that it has run concurrent with other critical efforts, including New Horizons, a cross-departmental committee charged with identifying new majors that align with the mission of the university, a campus master plan and a brand study. These initiatives have informed the Indiana Tech Strategic Plan while giving it shape and depth. I thank everyone involved in these efforts.

Finally, there is one additional and significant contributor to the Indiana Tech Strategic Plan: it is you, as a member of our university community. While the creation of the written plan required significant effort, the true work begins now as we seek to implement it across all facets of our university. This document is designed to help everyone associated with Indiana Tech understand where the university is headed so that each of our three Colleges and every school, program and individual can direct their efforts toward the same goals. As we seek to organize our actions around three fundamental activities, we will ENGAGE, we will EXCEL and we will EXTEND the legacy of Indiana Tech. Thank you for being part of the Indiana Tech community, and I look forward to working with you to put our plan into action.


Karl W. Einolf, Ph.D.