Japanese Garden Preliminary Strategic Priorities

Over the past few decades, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (EBMJG) was administratively housed within University Relations and Development as an independent entity and served the university's academic mission in a limited capacity as an auxiliary function.

In recognition of the university's opportunity to grow the role of the EBMJG as an academic center of excellence on campus, it was administratively moved to the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) within the Division of Academic Affairs (AA) during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Beginning in June 2020, the EBMJG staff conducted a series of focus group meetings across eight stakeholder sectors to identify academic strategic priorities. These focus group meetings identified five thematic priorities:

Preservation: Conserve and protect the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden as a bridge between us and the natural world.

Visibility: Be recognized as a place of prominence and a destination within the Long Beach community.

Education: Support lifelong learning both live and in the virtual space.

Art and Culture: Find connectivity across cultures and generations.

Health and Wellness: Recognize health and wellness as the pillars for cultivating learning and joy.

Below, view the outline of these strategic priorities and the one-three year related goals.

Earl Burns Japanese Garden Preliminary Strategic Plan