Our Transformative Future:

2017-2018 Institutional Priorities

Financial Health

Financial Health

  • Leverage our real estate assets to better serve our mission.

  • Strengthen the endowment: The Chief Business Officer, President, and Board Finance Committee and Investment Sub-Committee will develop a recommendation regarding the use of funds from the sale of property, review all gift agreements and improve tracking and reporting on endowed funds, and review investment policy and fund manager agreement.

  • Obtain financial equilibrium and Five Year Projection: Through the success of initiatives around real estate and curriculum and programming in Spring 2018, we must engage in a review of the five year projection and create an operational contingency plan in response to the accreditation body’s recommendations.

  • Replace all internal systems previously handled by Shared Services at the GTU and in the process ensure necessary improvements by establishing systems that create operational efficiency and support quality administrative decisions for reporting to external constitutes such us the Department of Education and our accrediting bodies.

Academic Excellence

Student Recruitment and Retention



Administration and Leadership

Strategic Values and Outcomes 2020

Our institutional priorities are grounded in these values:

By May 1, 2020, Pacific School of Religion will build strength through diversity in our student body, faculty, staff, and board through curriculum, resource allocation, and partnerships, committing to more closely reflect the growing diversity in the country, particularly in California, in terms of its ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious diversity. Moving beyond representational diversity, we will prepare leaders of all backgrounds who can effectively challenge white privilege and racism and who have the tools to transform congregations, organizations, and businesses into more just and inclusive communities.

By May 1, 2020, Pacific School of Religion will have achieved financial equilibrium while broadening access (particularly for under-represented individuals and communities) and demonstrating the value of our program offerings.

By May 1, 2020, graduates of Pacific School of Religion will be demonstrably prepared and recognized as theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social transformation, within and beyond the church. Our leadership formation will be marked by innovation, diversity, and effectiveness.

By May 1, 2020, Pacific School of Religion’s leadership—faculty, staff, administration, and board—will embody a vision of education that is clear about what we can offer the church and the world as well as what we can learn, taking fuller advantage of the culture, innovation, economy, and environment of our immediate context and our broad-reaching networks.