Bob Jones University announced April 6 its board of trustees approved a nearly $76 million budget for fiscal year 2022, a strategic plan for 2021-2024 and authorized the planning phase for the next capital campaign during its annual meeting on March 31 and April 1.
The college’s 2021 fiscal year budget was $75 million.
“It was a pleasure to host most of the board of trustees on-campus for this year’s annual meeting,” said BJU president Steve Pettit. “The two-day meeting included the unanimous adoption of the 2022 budget, the endorsement of our three-year strategic plan and a ‘go-ahead’ to begin the planning phase of our next capital campaign which will address the need to upgrade learning and living spaces on campus.”
As part of the nearly $76 million budget, BJU will hire additional faculty to teach in-demand academic programs, as well as expand its enrollment team and athletics department personnel.
The board also approved the university’s 2021-2024 strategic plan, which focuses on three primary goals:
- Focus on student success
- Pursue strategic growth
- Invest at home
To view the plan, click here.
In other business
The board authorized Pettit to begin planning and implementing a capital campaign to fund the renovation of some campus spaces into integrated living and learning spaces.
The board added a Bachelor of Arts in political science to the college’s areas of study, beginning with the fall 2021 semester. As part of the new major, students may pursue a concentration in American government and policy, or, national security and foreign policy.
For more information, visit bju.edu.