ACG 150

What is ACG 150

Looking towards the 150th year of The American College of Greece in 2025, ACG’s leaders asked:

What are Greece’s greatest present and future needs?
How can ACG assure the best futures for our students and Greece? 

These questions gave birth to ACG 150, a strategic plan aimed at advancing ACG’s tradition of educational excellence while simultaneously making a material contribution to the economic and social vitality of Greece and the promotion of Hellenic culture.

A centerpiece of ACG 150 is the creation and development of three institutes — Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts; Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity; Institute of Public Health — as the foundation for leveraging the College’s economic, cultural and social impact.

Mission

To add distinctive and sustainable value to our students, Greece, American education, Hellenic heritage, and the global community through transformative teaching, scholarship and service. 

Vision

To position ACG as a unique educational resource to support the holistic development of students as well as Greece’s comprehensive wellbeing and to promote Hellenic values and traditions.

Why is ACG 150 important

ACG 150 leverages education for economic, cultural and social impact by: 

Facilitating the convergence of academia and private industry to capitalize on Greece’s greatest economic opportunities 

Generating high growth potential, sector-specific, applied research 

Producing high-quality, better-prepared graduates ready to lead and respond to change 

Facilitating technology commercialization and incubating startups 

Reducing long-term healthcare costs 

ACG 150 Priorities

  1. To develop three Institutes – Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts; Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity; Institute of Public Health – as the foundation for leveraging the College’s economic, cultural and social impact

 

  1. To support current and develop new, innovative, 21st century academic programs

 

  1. To acquire, retain and support Pierce, Deree and Alba faculty as the primary deliverers of ACG’s mission

 

  1. To acquire new and enhance existing educational facilities to provide the physical and technological assets to support expanded educational offerings and outreach

 

  1. To increase the College’s student financial assistance resources to assure access for qualified students to ACG’s transformative educational experiences

 

Working Paper Series

ACG 150 Working Paper Series are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed and are not official ACG publications. Short sections of text may be quoted provided that full credit is given to the source.

 

The Institutes

The ACG 150 institutes act as the foundation for leveraging the College’s economic, cultural and social impact.

Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts

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Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity

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CoE Food, Tourism & Leisure

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CoE Logistics, Shipping & Transportation

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Research, Technology & Innovation Network

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CoE in Sustainability

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Institute of Public Health

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President’s Message
ACG 150 builds on the College's nearly 150-year history to address some of the most critical challenges and opportunities Greece faces in the 21st century as well as to extend the influence of Hellenic values and traditions that reach back thousands of years. It is a plan to bring out the best in our students and the country we have served since our relocation to Athens from Smyrna in 1923.
President