Operational Integrity

A Clear Vision for the Future.

“It is better to illumine than to shine.”  – St. Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas College’s Vision 2020 is a collaborative effort of the entire College community that provides a clear vision for the future supported by prudent stewardship that allows for sustained, transformative growth. This robust and comprehensive plan supported by friends and benefactors enables the College to continue the tradition of educating students who are formed in the integrated relationship between faith and reason, professionally prepared and ready to engage the culture in truth and charity.

Operational Integrity:

“For the first time in my memory, Aquinas is well positioned to expand and evolve. The Vision 2020 plan ushers in the most transformative period in the school’s history, and I am honored to be a part of it.”

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  • Master Plan*

    The residential halls, academic buildings, a chapel, dining hall and student facilities in the College’s master plan reflect the integrity of the four pillars of Dominican education: worship, study, community and service. Download a PDF of the master plan.  *Master plan is subject to change.

  • Systematic Enrollment Management

    As excellent stewards of our donors’ and students’ investments in rapidly changing times, we plan to adopt a sustainable and efficient best-in-class model for professionally managing student recruitment, financial aid and the entire application review process. 

  • Comprehensive Advancement Strategy

    With a long-term goal of financial independence for every aspect of the College, our vision for growth includes reducing the school’s tuition dependence by adopting new, best practice-based models for development and fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications.

  • Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency

    As we grow over the next several years, we are committed to maintaining a culture that promotes the strategic administration of resources that will enable the operational infrastructure to provide efficient, effective service to the Aquinas College community.

  • Brand Identity

    Your investment supports Aquinas College as it becomes better known as a valued institution of Catholic higher education in Nashville, the state of Tennessee and around the world.

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