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The winter issue of Providence Magazine provides a series of stories related to the College’s strategic plan and its impact.

Writer Diane Sterrett summarized the plan and the core values upon which it was developed. For many Providence Magazine readers, especially alumni, this story provides an initial introduction to the plan and its connections to the College’s vision for the future.

A second story covered a December roundtable discussion on the plan, moderated by Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and featuring College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, student Ana-Maria Sima ’12, BMSA; Dr. Joan Branham, professor of art and art history; and alumni-parents Sharon Roveda Kennedy ’83, ’13P and Chuck Borkoski ’71, ’12P. Each panelist shared his or her unique perspectives on the plan and on PC’s great potential.

Introductory discussion

Student engagement and interactive learning

Seeing the big picture

The quest for the truth

Catholic means universal

Connecting the classroom to the “real world”

Growing resources

Engaging support

A renewed commitment to diversity is one of the PC strategic plan’s core values. That commitment is manifest in the College’s recent hiring of Rafael A. Zapata as its first-ever chief diversity officer. Coming to PC from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Zapata will lead the Office of Institutional Diversity, working toward achieving the College’s diversity-related goals. Providence College Magazine profiled Zapata.

Achieving Excellence. Pursuing Truth. Transforming Lives. The Providence College Strategic Plan (7:07)