Strategic Action Plan

In the eighth year of our plan, we look back at our progress with a sense of pride. But we must continue to set our sights on the future. If we are to provide a better, bigger, stronger and smarter Heidelberg University with big advantages and life opportunities for every student, our momentum cannot stall. We continue to pursue the critical goals and objectives of our Transformation, Improvement & Growth Strategic Action Plan to advance student education excellence and student success.

At the forefront of our Strategic Action Plan is our ongoing transformational $100 million Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence (ACCE), which stands at over $64.5 million as of June 30, 2018. ACCE is the largest and most important fundraising initiative in Heidelberg’s history. It will continue to enable our students to learn about their passions, careers and lives by aligning the needs and priorities identified in the Academic Strategic Initiatives for Improvement Plan with future gifts. ACCE has allowed us to create innovative academic programs such as the PlusOneAdvantage® Free MBA Program and improve infrastructure such as the enhanced Owen Academic & Career Support Center. Support for ACCE has allowed Heidelberg to launch its first three endowed faculty chairs, establish an endowment for faculty professional development, build student scholarships and boost student service initiatives. These advancements will enable students to define their lives of purpose with distinction more successfully.

Informed by an ever-changing higher education marketplace and our vision to transform the student learning and living experience, we continue our work to execute the Strategic Action Plan. Ultimately, Heidelberg’s national reputation will improve and undergraduate enrollment will grow. We are on the verge of achieving that success now. 


  • Adams Hall and the School of Business, 2010
  • Media Communication Center, 2010
  • Talmage Residence Hall, 2011
  • The University Commons and Berg Bistro 1850, 2011
  • Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, 2012
  • Beeghly Library, 2013
  • Bryenton Honors Center, 2013
  • Hoernemann Stadium & The Fox Den Alumni Center, 2014
  • Frann’s Field for Women’s Softball, 2015
  • Sieberling Gymnasium (interior), 2017
  • Hoernemann Refectory (interior), 2017
  • New Turf & Track, Hoernemann Stadium (2018)
  • Pfleiderer Hall (2018)


ACCE: Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence (2011-2020)

  • Set $100 million goal
  • Raised over $64.5 million to date
  • $6.6 million for new student scholarships
  • $4.8 million for three endowed faculty chairs
  • $1.9 million for student internships
  • $1.4 million for faculty professional development
  • $1.0 million for campus technology

ASIIP: Academic Strategic Initiatives for Improvement Plan (2017-2020)

  • Improve our curriculum through Program Enrichment
  • Improve our classroom experience through Teaching Excellence
  • Improve our student success through Academic Support
  • Meet external market demand with new programs
  • Hire 15 new faculty members in 3 years
  • Build successful and sustainable enrollment

France Residence Hall (2016-2019)

  • Restoration and renovation of historic residence hall
  • Integration of living, learning and leadership opportunities for female students and faculty
  • Campus women’s leadership spaces
  • Women’s Greek Society rooms
  • Two annex apartments for female faculty
  • Estimated cost of $7.5 million

Student & Community Welcome Center (2016-2019)

  • New building to serve as “front door” for Office of Admission
  • Bright, comfortable lobby and presentation room to provide warm welcome for visitors
  • Town & Gown Bookstore
  • Connect campus to revitalized, historic downtown Tiffin
  • Student and community event spaces
  • Berg Alumni Wall of Fame
  • Estimated cost of $3.85 million


  • New living spaces
  • New learning spaces
  • New playing spaces

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