Our Future

We continue to follow the vision of a communal plan for our future. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the community of the Iliff School of Theology committed to a year of active discernment that led to a new strategic plan. The first phase of the plan is a three-year cycle that will take us through 2018. Led by President Tom Wolfe through a collaborative visioning process, the community was able to create a collective call to action. In brief, the group determined seven areas of strategic focus:

  1. Sustaining and Enhancing Academic Excellence
  2. Attracting and Graduating a Diverse, Meaningfully Engaged, High-Achieving Student Body
  3. Preparing and Sustaining Graduates in Lives of Leadership and Service
  4. Discerning the Role of Faith, Community, and Academic Leaders as Stewards of the Relationship of a Complex World
  5. Identifying New Paradigms Impacting Traditional and Emerging Faith Communities
  6. Financing Our Future
  7. Internal Operations
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[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1892″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#bf5528″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#bf5528″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”1″ _address=”1.0.0.0.1″]The Iliff School of Theology formally opens, affiliated with the University of Denver
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1903″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#f5821f” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#f5821f” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”2″ _address=”1.0.0.0.2″]Iliff incorporated as an independent institution from the University of Denver
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1936″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#cc872d” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#cc872d” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”3″ _address=”1.0.0.0.3″]Accreditation by the newly formed American Association of Theological Schools
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1956″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#fbaf17″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#fbaf17″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”4″ _address=”1.0.0.0.4″]Ira J. Taylor Library opens with 45,000 volumes
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Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission as a professional doctoral degree-granting institution

[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1981″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#4cb748″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#4cb748″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”6″ _address=”1.0.0.0.6″]Joint inauguration by Iliff and the University of Denver of the PhD in Religious and Theological Studies degree program
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”1998″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#a9c238″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#a9c238″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”7″ _address=”1.0.0.0.7″]Dedication of the $3.6 million Bacon Education Center, which includes a 15,000 square foot addition to the Ira J. Taylor Library
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”2010″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#829d3b” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#829d3b” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”8″ _address=”1.0.0.0.8″]Launch of the Journey program, the premier progressive flexible residency MDiv in America
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”2013″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#007993″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#007993″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”9″ _address=”1.0.0.0.9″]Establishment of the Spiritually-Integrated Financial Resiliency (SIFR) Initiative. SIFR Scholars commit to a three-course sequence of classes in finance and leadership
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”2014″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#005d73″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#005d73″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”10″ _address=”1.0.0.0.10″]Under the leadership of Tom Wolfe, the community of the Iliff School of Theology committed to a year of active discernment that led to a new strategic plan
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”2015″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#0064b1″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#0064b1″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”11″ _address=”1.0.0.0.11″]Ira J. Taylor Library renews a partnership with the University of Denver libraries to increase available resources many thousandfold
[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”2016″ use_read_more=”off” circle_color=”#004380″ animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ text_font=”||||” headings_font=”||||” headings_text_color=”#004380″ use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” _i=”12″ _address=”1.0.0.0.12″]Installation of the 352 panel solar array complete, which offsets 65% of our annual electrical use. Click to watch an aerial video of this project.
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