Plan's mission is to develop the student-athlete as a person, student and athlete.
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Athletics unveiled a new five-year strategic plan on Wednesday titled "One Team. One Vision." The working document will serve as a guide in charting the future direction of Bobcat Athletics.
"This plan will serve as a road map for our future," said Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus. "It has a vision for excellence with dynamic strategies to achieve our goals. It has been created over the past year by a variety of talented and creative people. We have planned the work. Now it is time to work the plan and make a difference for the successful future of Ohio Bobcat Athletics!"
"To guide the future direction of the athletic department it will take bold and strategic vision", said Schaus. "This vision must be supported by all team members in order to succeed. When a team works together toward one common goal, great things happen."
The mission of Ohio Athletics is to successfully develop the student-athlete as a person, student and athlete, while operating with the utmost integrity. Athletics contributes to the university by achieving athletically and academically, generating visibility, promoting institutional pride, enhancing campus life and serving as a connection with alumni and fans.
With an arsenal of seven core values -- Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Education, Personal Development, Athletic Achievement and Fiscal Responsibility -- Ohio has identified five priority areas in which it will strive to reach higher heights over the next five years. Academic Excellence and Student-Athlete Personal Development, Program Integrity, Competitive Success, External Outreach and University Relations will be at the core of the plan.
One Team. One Vision. It's more than a slogan. It's our future.