Strategic Action Plan

February 15, 2015

From the President;

Everything that matters about us today and everything that will matter about us in 100 years depends upon our strong, urgent conviction to implement the Heidelberg Transformation, Improvement & Growth Strategic Action Plan. We cannot stand still in today’s higher education market. We invite you to join us as we continue to make Heidelberg better, bigger, stronger and smarter.

With a very committed and supportive Board of Trustees, we have built or renovated eight facilities since 2010 to enhance the overall experience for our students. These projects – including our most recent, Hoernemann Stadium and The Fox Den Alumni Center, completed in October 2014 – have created momentum and urgency that drives the next years of our plan.

Simultaneously, success with the ongoing transformational $75 million Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence (ACCE) – the largest fundraising initiative in Heidelberg’s history – will enable our students to learn full circle about their passions, careers and lives. Our educational value will bring the academic, extra-curricular, self-knowledge and career domains together for a more powerful and integrated undergraduate experience!

Support for ACCE has allowed us to launch our first two endowed faculty chairs, establish an endowment for faculty professional development, build student scholarships, implement the Faculty AIM Hei Student Mentoring Program and integrate the Owen Academic & Career Support Center. We also renovated Beeghly Library and the Bryenton Honors House. Our ACCE accomplishments will enable students to define their lives of purpose with distinction more successfully.

We are proud of our progress. Yet, there is much work to be done. As we continue to execute the remaining Key Initiatives of our plan going forward, we are determined to advance the success of our current and future students and our alumni. In achieving our intended outcomes, we will continue to transform the student learning and living experience, improve the university’s national reputation and grow undergraduate enrollment.

As we hold Heidelberg in our sight 100 years from now, our purpose is defined, our focus is clear, our commitment is resolute. Every individual is critically important as together, we work to deliver more value to our academic enterprise. Our mission is a lofty one. Everyone Matters … Heidelberg Rising.

Sincerely yours,
Robert H. Huntington, Ed.D.
President & Associate Professor of Business

Phase 1

Adams Hall, School of Business1. Adams Hall and the School of Business, Fall 2010

2. Media Communication CenterFall 2010Media Communication Center, college TV station, camera

  • $550,000 renovation of 2,300-square-foot facility
  • Innovative media communication learning and internship program
  • Student-run radio and television stations
  • WTTF commercial radio station integration
  • Media for All Students Plan

3. People, Ideas and Programs2010-2014Honors class, faculty and students

4. Talmage Residence Hall and University Commons, Residence Hall, dorm
The University Commons
Summer/Fall 2011

  • $6.6 million new stone building at campus center
  • Contemporary community pod-style living/learning hall for 120 students
  • 9,000-square-foot Commons with Fireside Cafe Pub, great room, study
    and meeting spaces, patio with fire pit and outdoor Legacy Tower Plaza

5. Saurwein Health & Wellness CenterSummer 2012 Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, athletic training, workout facility,

  • $4.3 million facility
  • 22,000-square-foot new and renovated structure includes aerobics, cardio and multi-purpose space
  • Health Technology Suite
  • Food Nutrition Center
  • Tiffin YMCA Partnership
  • Academic classrooms and faculty offices to support Health Sciences majors

Phase 2

Hoernemann Stadium & The Fox Den Alumni Center, athletic stadium, football6. Hoernemann Stadium & The Fox Den Alumni Center, Fall 2014

  • $5.2 million new 1,300-seat, handicap accessible facility
  • Welcoming gateway for alumni celebrations, home stadium for athletics and intramurals, outdoor commencement and large community gatherings
  • Wrestling practice facility, batting cages, press box and camera deck

7. Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence2011-2017

  • Seek $75 million goal
  • Raised $48 million to date
  • Strengthen core mission by making faculty support/development and student success our top priorities
  • Deliver critical academic resources to transform People, Infrastructure, Programs and Facilities
  • Improve Academic Excellence and Student Experience

Phase 3

8. Residential Living Plan Vision, 2014-2018Historic France Hall, residence hall, dorm

  • Seek $5 million to restore historic France Hall
  • Renovate Miller Hall
  • Create new dining hall
  • Harvest a better eating plan
  • Develop new housing ideas

9. Recreation & Field House, TBD 2017-2018

  • Evaluate a multi-purpose indoor athletic facility for all-season recreation, sports and training 

 * Information and figures accurate as of February 15, 2015