Butler University President James Danko announced Saturday, April 23, the permanent naming of the new 44,000-square foot sciences expansion building as Levinson Family Hall in honor of a $10 million commitment from Frank ‘75 and Kristin Levinson to the sciences expansion and renovation project. The gift was announced during an event in Hinkle Fieldhouse to […]
We’re changing what it means to be a
Our founding ideals of educational equity and academic excellence compel us to boldly innovate and expansively educate—thereby strengthening the positive impact we make on the learners and communities we serve.
Tradition + Innovation
Central to the Butler Beyond strategic direction is the commitment to embracing and supporting learners of all life stages and backgrounds. We recognize different learners have different needs and, therefore, may require different models of education.
Butler’s new strategic direction is based on advancing three models of education:
- Traditional, residential undergraduate model
- Lifelong learning model
- Founding mission model
Ensure Butler’s programs and experiences are inclusive of the academic, social, and career needs of future learners.
Maximize the return on investment in a Butler education through exceptional focus on both access and outcomes.
Develop and enhance programs and experiences of distinction.
Develop and grow new educational and business models that address the future of higher education and drive long-term stability and success for the University.
Develop and support the organizational capabilities and capacity necessary to enable a culture of innovation and an effective organization.
Seven strategic priorities have been established to focus efforts and advance each of the three models of education.
Access & Impact
Ensure the accessibility, relevancy, and distinctive impact of a Butler degree.
Enhance holistic student well-being and engagement.
Establish Butler as a leader in developing future models of education.
Build a culture of empowerment, engagement, and accountability.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
Strengthen the University’s short- and long-term sustainability.
Reputation & Brand
Advance and strengthen Butler’s external reputation and brand.
Butler’s Institute for Well-being launches national assessment to address all aspects of well-being.
Brooke Barnett, PhD, has been selected to serve as the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Butler University. She has served as Butler’s Interim Provost since April 1, 2021.