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Centennial Initiatives

Transformational Learning Environment Initiative

At Avila, learning is a hands-on activity. Students thrive in small classroom settings where they are encouraged to question, critique and problem solve. The Transformational Learning Environment Initiative encourages an interdisciplinary focus and helps students become tomorrow’s leaders. As technology changes the face of education at an accelerated rate, we must stay current to thrive. This initiative will strengthen Avila’s core curriculum and add state-of-the-art learning technology to impact our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Key components include:

  • Create an online Center for Transformational Learning
  • Renovate the library into a cutting edge Learning Commons
  • Classroom renovation and additional technology
  • Implement an online learning system
  • Develop a robust mentoring  and internship program
  • Increase undergraduate enrollment to 1,200 by 2017
  • Increase endowed scholarships
  • Endow two faculty chair positions for academic research

"When seeking out educational opportunities, you should reach out to an institution that will progress your desire, your dreams to do something different, something bigger than yourself. Avila did that for me."

Ana Valdez,
MBA '96
Director of Operations & Community Relations, Truman Medical Center

To learn more about how you can support this initiative at Avila University, please contact Deanna Nelson, senior director of development - major gifts, at 816.501.2435 or deanna.nelson@avila.edu.