Commitment Four

Optimize Institutional Stewardship and Sustainability

Welcome walk in front of College Hall

Goal 1

Continually manage operating revenues and expenses to consistently deliver a net operating margin of 3% to 5%, a healthy range for institutional viability.


Goal 2

Strengthen Gonzaga’s brand position as a premier Jesuit, liberal arts-based institution as indicated by elevating key factors including academic excellence, career preparedness, and value. (Target: 2020)


Goal 3

Develop a comprehensive “people strategy” focused on capturing current activities and potential opportunities in the areas of professional development, compensation/benefits, work-life balance, respect and appreciation, and workplace environment. Evidence of success would be honor roll status in “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. (Target: 2020)


Goal 4

Achieve at least $70 million per year in gift commitments (Target: 2020)


Goal 5

Establish an institutional “base,” initially dedicated to supporting area alumni and developing career internships or job opportunities, in a major metropolitan area. (Target: 2020)


Goal 6

In service of mission, formalize a system for assessing and benchmarking the financial performance of every area of the institution: one that in turn supports key tactical and strategic academic decisions (Target: 2020)


Goal 7

Increase the endowment of the University to $500 million (Target: 2022)


Goal 8

Reduce the institution’s carbon footprint by 20% (from 2009 levels) through institutional and community member efforts by increasing awareness, efficiency and conservation related to environmental sustainability. (Target: 2020) 


Goal 9

Enhance renewal and replacement funding for the Physical Plant and Information Technology infrastructure to ensure our learning environments, facilities and grounds remain conducive to carrying out our mission. Target annual facilities renewal and replacement spending of approximately $10M. (Target: 2020)