Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) has historically aligned its strategic plan with DMU’s Strategic Plan. Until recently, the COM Strategic Plan 2020 provided direction in improvements in academic program planning, research planning, and student experience.
In preparation for the next three-year Des Moines University (DMU) strategic plan, Vision 2021, President Angela Franklin reviewed the existing Mission and Vision Statements with Executive Leadership Team in the summer of 2018. Representatives from the Vision Statement champions for Vision 2018 and additional University leaders were charged with reviewing the statements and developing goals for each. The Vision Statement Leaders enlisted individuals from across the campus community to participate in this process. The teams affirmed that the Mission Statement continued to capture institutional purpose and that the Vision Statements with appropriate modification represented major focus areas for the next University three-year plan.