Buena Vista University had long been praised as a bold, vibrant, learning-centered institution with an adventurous spirit. Our approach to higher education has much in common with the values of successful entrepreneurs - a can-do spirit that aligns with our academic strengths, a willingness to take sensible risks, and a belief that success if the only option.
BVU must now leverage its past achievements and stand apart from its peers. We will do so by relentlessly focusing on learning and by enriching every aspect of the student experience. We will ensure that our students - one-third of whom are the first in their families to attend college - leave here with a competitive advantage that will fuel their success in a complex and competitive world.
Buena Vista is up to the task. We have strong leadership in place and a new Strategic Plan that puts the spotlight on academic excellence. Priorities include:
These priorities will drive See Tomorrow: The Campaign for Buena Vista University. Targeting investments will make BVU an eminently stronger institution in every way - academically, aesthetically and financially.
BVU has announced that charitable foundations established by the late Dr. Harold Walter Siebens are offering $750,000 as an endowment to support nine annual awards for students in the School of Science. Read more...