University Pillars & Priorities

In 2013, after a yearlong process that included seven committees comprised of 60 volunteers, Castleton University implemented its current strategic plan, Castleton on the Move, a blueprint for the University’s next decade.

Now, at the plan’s midpoint, a committee of University and Vermont State Colleges System leadership, community stakeholders, students, and alumni, which was convened by Castleton President Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, has provided an update to assist in moving the plan to its completion and prepare the University for the future.

The updated plan provides a more concise roadmap for the next five years, consolidating the original seven “destinations” into four pillars, supported by several priorities. 

As a proud member of the Vermont State Colleges System, Castleton seeks to strategically align its pillars and priorities with the VSCS Mission and Priorities for the benefit of Vermont.


  1. Transformational Student Experience
  2. Growth & Relevance
  3. Financial Sustainability
  4. Advancement