Building on Distinction

Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown

In 2014, we launched an ambitious 10-year plan to build on Brown’s excellence. 

Celebrating Five Years of Building on Distinction

In 2019, upon reaching the midpoint of the 10-year strategic plan, the University released this report highlighting the many accomplishments that have contributed to fulfilling the plan’s vision.

Several years after launching the strategic plan, Brown is achieving a higher level of excellence as a university that brings together innovative education and outstanding research and scholarship. 

Support for faculty through endowed chairs and other resources has enabled us to recruit and retain exceptional scholars who are engaged in research across the disciplines, and who promote greater excellence in our academic departments and educational programs. The inspiring generosity of our donors has enabled the expansion, renovation and modernization of critical infrastructure, transforming campus in ways that strengthen teaching, research and our very sense of community.

And Increased financial aid, early success with The Brown Promise and support for diversity and inclusion efforts ensure that we can continue to compete for the most talented and promising students and provide a vibrant campus environment needed to prepare highly competent and innovative leaders.

Building on Distinction is strengthening Brown for the next decade and beyond.

Strategic and Operational Plans

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Brown’s strategic plan sets forth a broad vision to ensure the University’s capacity to fulfill its mission at the highest levels. We will continue to build on our momentum.