Academic Excellence

Paula Alvarez, director for international programs
Jennifer VanGilder, associate professor of business and economics

In a demanding market, Ursinus is leaning on its liberal arts legacy. We are boldly articulating a value proposition that welcomes—and supports—a student body that is increasingly diverse and, in many ways, untraditional.


How can we expand upon our academic strengths, including CIE and Quest, and where will we need to innovate to find new opportunities that will benefit students and strengthen the institution?

How can we help students make clearer connections to a lifetime of personal and professional development after Ursinus?

How can we deepen an asset mentality in which Ursinus embraces the strengths of an increasingly diverse, post-traditional student population?