As a community of Inclusive Excellence, the College affirms the values by which we seek to live and address the needs of our students and community. We strive to sustain our core values of understanding, inclusiveness, civility, diversity, and service to others. Our mission derives from these values. We do not uphold them; they uphold everything we do and stand for. They are the basis for our College and why we are a college.
As part of the College’s new strategic plan—Envision 2020—our community developed four strategic focus areas, including Developing Inclusive Excellence and High Performance. It states “Lebanon Valley College faculty, staff, and students strive for excellence, support innovation, embrace inclusiveness, and commit to service. The culture is recognized for its commitment to personal and professional development and its deep sense of ownership and accountability for the College’s success.”
The primary goals of this strategic focus area are to Develop Programs to Promote Inclusive Excellence and Develop and Support High-Performing Individuals and Teams.
Inclusive Excellence creates a setting where everyone achieves his or her highest potential. Inclusive Excellence is not the work of a day; it is an ongoing effort to build excellence and inclusion into everything we do.
As part of growing as a learning community, concerned students provided a list of ways in which the College can increase its commitment to Inclusive Excellence. The issues were shared at a campus forum on Dec. 4. The list, treated as a whole, is a guideline for a comprehensive approach to Inclusive Excellence. President Thayne presented a comprehensive plan to the College community on Jan. 21 at our third annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence regarding how to address these issues effectively.
Timeline of Events and Supporting Documents
Timeline of Events
Saturday, Dec. 5–President Lewis E. Thayne's Update Regarding Inclusive Excellence
Affirmation of the collaborative and respectful approach of our concerned students–
Wednesday, Dec. 9–President Lewis E. Thayne's Letter to the LVC Community
Faculty resolution regarding Inclusive Excellence at Lebanon Valley College–
Tuesday, Dec. 15–Resolution Adopted During A Special Business Meeting of the Faculty
Monday, Dec. 21–Update Regarding the Name of Clyde A. Lynch '18 Memorial Hall
Thursday, Jan. 14–Biography of President Clyde A. Lynch
Thursday, Jan. 21–President Thayne's Remarks During Symposium on Inclusive Excellence
Wednesday, Jan. 27-Student Newspaper La Vie Collegienne publishes Special Issue on Inclusive Excellence