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Xavier University Long Range Strategic Planning collection

Identifier: XUA-57

Scope and Content

This collection reflects strategic planning activities during the tenures of various Xavier presidents, beginning with that of Paul O'Connor, S.J. in the 1960s and ending with current president Michael Graham, S.J. in 2010.


  • Creation: 1967-2013


Restrictions on Access

This collection has restricted access. Please contact the Xavier University Archives staff.

History of Xavier University Long Range Planning Efforts

Long range planning efforts at Xavier University were concerted efforts to focus upon the goals, needs and resulting resources needed to enhance overall institutional wellness and growth at Xavier University. As such these efforts at times preceded capital gifts campaigns. Areas of attention included academics, marketing, and other areas.


3.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

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This is a collection of documents relating to various long range strategic planning efforts at Xavier University. The collection encompasses those periods from the 1960s through 2010.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically by the tenure of individual Xavier presidents. Those periods are: Paul L. O'Connor, S.J., Presidency, 1955-1972 (collection begins with 1967); Robert W. Mulligan,S.J., Presidency, 1972-1981; Charles F. Currie, Presidency, 1983-1986; Albert J. DiUlio, S.J., Presidency, 1986-1990; James H. Hoff, S.J., Presidency, 1991-2000; Michael J. Graham, S.J., Presidency, 2000-present.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject, Presidents; Office, Office of the President; Collection, Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.

Xavier University Long Range Strategic Planning collection
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45207 US