Institutional Goals to Strengthen Brite Retain and nurture a diverse faculty of at least 21 full-time permanent teacher-scholars that contributes to religious communities, the academy and public life. Recruit an increasingly diverse and qualified student body, maintaining an overall target of at least 200 registered students each fall (inclusive of all degree programs). Encourage the faculty in their ongoing work to shape degree programs that serve twenty-first century needs. Leverage our connections with Texas Christian University to continue to support and develop cross-university experiences for students and faculty. Cultivate spiritual, vocational, and relational practices that help students thrive as twenty-first century leaders in religious communities, the academy, and public life.