the pace and complexity of change in our contemporary world demand that our colleges and universities educate future generations of leaders and professionals who are well equipped to confront new and unforeseen challenges with the agility, insight, creativity, and confidence that will be demanded of them.
At the same time, our colleges must transmit the knowledge, values, and living traditions that have sustained human progress over the centuries and must endure in our modern society and civic life. The 125th anniversary of our founding provided the entire Saint Anselm College community with the vital opportunity to examine our Benedictine inspired mission, charisms, and values in continuing service to the needs of society, while at the same time envisioning the College's future-and the futures of our students and graduates-for continued impact in our changing world. The import of current national and global events intensifies the need for clear and certain direction. The Strategic Plan crafted over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years, emphasizes our distinctive approach and abiding commitment to educating the whole person for a full life of consequence and for transforming the world around him or her.