TOWN OF LEWISTON, N.Y. — Niagara University is laying out its plans for the future.

Niagara University revealed its strategic plan for the next seven years on Thursday. The theme of the plan, dubbed, "What must be done" focuses on academic excellence and community partnerships.

One of the goals is to expand on its longstanding presence in Canada, and not only build on what the University has already done, but also look to chart a pathway going forward to help students succeed after college.

"One of the keys is really to build on the academic experience of our students, and one of the ways to do that is really building scholarships as we go forth, both endowed scholarships and current scholarships that make, continue to make Niagara University accessible and affordable, but to do that in ways that we can elevate our academic profile," said Rev. James J. Maher, president of Niagara.

The President also says alumni involvement is key to reaching these goals.