About Strategic Planning
On the heels of Herbert H. Lehman College’s 50th anniversary as the only senior college in the City University of New York system in the Bronx, as well as an anchor institution here, Lehman is at a critical point in its transformation.
In the last decade, Lehman has attained national recognition during a period of exceptional growth. In Spring 2019, Lehman College graduated 3,676 students--its largest class ever; generous funding from a combination of grants, city and state capital allocations, discretionary spending and individual donations has helped new investments in campus infrastructure; and this fall, the College is on track to host its largest enrollment since CUNY discontinued free admission in 1975 -- approximately 15,500 students.
To continue on this path of achievement and progress, Lehman will embark on developing a new Strategic Plan, a planning document that requires the campus community to examine our present, our future and how we want to get there. Strategic Planning is, for Lehman, one of the guiding pillars that allows us to achieve so much when faced with inevitable social, environmental and funding challenges.
Historically, Lehman's strategic planning efforts have focused maintaining its focus on academic, scholarly, and creative excellence. That includes student retention, recruitment, and success alongside serving as both a catalyst for upward mobility and as a cultural hub. We look forward to developing a new Strategic Plan, building on a half-century of achievement and developing guiding statements that set the College on a continued path of excellence in the decades to come.