|dc.description.abstract||The Creighton University Fact Book. 1982-1992. is the sixth in a series of Fact Books on the University. This Fact Book is compiled with the intention that it be a management tool for the University. The Fact Book 1982-1992 gives a picture of the recent history of the University in statistical and graphical form. It is understood that "facts" alone cannot tell the story of the life of the University. Facts can, however, show trends over a ten-year period and be studied to detect what our history has been and to see what patterns are emerging and impacting the present and our plans for the future. While individual sections of the Fact Book can be studied for insight into a particular area’s growth, the Fact Book is best approached by looking at each section as pieces of a mosaic of Creighton. Each section — while interesting in itself — is meant to contribute to the overall picture of Creighton as it was in 1992.
In 1989 the University began a strategic planning process that involved over 400 faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni. Through this process the University has set as its overall goal TO BE THE OUTSTANDING COMPREHENSIVE JESUIT UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES. This Fact Book should assist managers of the University in planning to reach this goal.
It is important to note that enrollment figures are the official University Registrar’s count and may be different from other sources which are tabulated at different times of the year. The information in The Creighton University Fact Book. 1982-1992. has been compiled largely by J. Walton Blackburn, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Planning and Institutional Research, with the assistance and guidance of an active Advisory Committee composed of Leon G. Benschoter, Vice President for Information Systems; Patricia R. Callone, Assistant to the President; John A. Krecek, Registrar; Kathryn A. Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Robert W. Rauscher, Director for Administrative Computing; and Stephanie R. Wernig, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Services. Special acknowledgement needs to be given to Stephanie Wernig, Ph.D., who prepared the information in final form.||en_US