About Scripps College

Strategic Plan


The Future of Scripps: A New Strategic Plan
for the College

When Scripps College was founded in 1926, it was one of few institutions in the West dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth. Today, Scripps is a healthy, vibrant institution with a treasured legacy and a promising future. We value our thriving community of scholars who contribute to society through lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

During the 2017-18 academic year, we have the opportunity to reinforce our commitment to our legacy, our values, and our mission, while we look ahead to its future as we develop a new strategic plan for the College.

Mission of the College

The mission of Scripps College is “to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.”

Message from the President

Among the primary charges assigned to me by the Board of Trustees upon my appointment as president of Scripps was the creation and adoption of a new strategic plan for the College. Community input is invaluable throughout the strategic planning process, and we have developed several opportunities for engagement and feedback as we think about Scripps’ evolution and future. Your ideas, observations, and perspectives are crucial to envisioning Scripps’s future, and I hope that you will participate thoughtfully and enthusiastically in this phase of engagement.

President Lara Tiedens