Progress on Sanford’s Strategic Priorities

 February 1, 2023

One of the best things about being Dean is that I get to understand all the amazing things that happen at Sanford! We are in the midst of the fourth year of our Strategic Priorities, and I am pleased to share our latest progress report and next steps. View our Strategic Priorities Progress.

As you can see, Sanford is on track and healthy! As we start year five of our priorities, together we have made substantial progress toward our goals. We are a learning community; we have and will adapt to optimize our impact! 

I invite you to view the progress on the priorities, as well as our recent annual report, showcasing many examples of how we are delivering on our mission.

To accomplish this amazing feat, there is an entire community contributing to our priorities. I thank all of the alumni, faculty, staff, donors, partners and friends who are helping Sanford to meet the grand challenges of policy and to provide the best opportunities and education for our students.

Over the past four years, we have already accomplished great things together, and together we have the power to make an impact on the future of Sanford, Duke, public policy and our world long into the future.

Thank you and onwards toward our outrageous ambitions for Sanford!


Judith Kelley
Dean and ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Political Science



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