By Piya Sarawgi ’94, ’02 MBA
Above all else, JWU’s current five-year strategic plan, FOCUS 2011, is student-centric. It demands rigor, relevance
and excellence in the classroom, and it is raising the bar on student experiences outside the classroom.
Making a JWU education accessible and affordable remains at the heart of our efforts, and we have managed to
increase enrollment while maintaining highly selective admission standards and the diversity of JWU’s student body.
FOCUS 2011 has spurred the institution to re-engineer its approach to experiential education, career services and
employer relations and called for multifaceted investment in our faculty and staff, our finances and infrastructure.
All these ambitious goals were set and reached to ensure both the long-term success of our graduates, and JWU’s
ongoing status as the destination of choice for driven students seeking a competitive edge in the global economy.
In this final year of FOCUS 2011, we take a closer look at four “faces of FOCUS” — one student from each
campus who enrolled and is graduating during the span of the strategic plan. How have the decisions we made as a
university through FOCUS 2011 affected them? For a better understanding of our current student population, they
are highlighted along with a snapshot of the larger student body at each of our campuses.
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Strengthening the Foundation:
North Miami Campus
Through our strategic plan, FOCUS 2011, we will strengthen Johnson
& Wales University to ensure that we attract and retain highly
motivated and demonstrably capable students. As America’s career
university, we will prepare them for professional success through
academically rigorous, industry relevant and experientially based