The four strategic goals of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Chief Administrative Officer align with Washington University in St. Louis’ priorities and strategic plan.

These core goals are intentionally focused on strengthening the employee experience and the operations of the institution in support of our missions. The goals are directly linked to the strategic plan’s core pillars of “people and communities”. In realizing these goals, we advance WashU on a trajectory of excellence.

Foster a culture of talent management

Build a full life cycle talent management strategy that will attract, identify, develop, engage, retain and deploy individuals throughout the university to strengthen the employee experience and maintain WashU’s competitive edge regionally, nationally and globally.

Cultivate leadership development
and effectiveness

Implement a sustainable structure to support ongoing development of leadership competencies that prepare employees for management and leadership roles within the institution and promote a philosophy of an inclusive growth mindset.

Advance sustainability in university operations

Translate sustainable concepts into actionable innovative strategies that live out environmental stewardship so we contribute to the social responsibility of the region, nation and world.

Enable economically impactful supplier diversity

Increase universitywide utilization of diverse firms in contracting and procurement of goods, services and construction contracts through collaboration, inclusion efforts and unwavering business operations leadership.