The board of trustees accepted the Forward Planning Committee's resolution to "adopt a policy of admission of male undergraduate students on a wholly coeducational basis." The trustees asked Dean Nell Eurich to draw up a plan for the timing, recruitment, needed construction and funds to achieve coeducation.

The resulting goal was to reach a student body of 2,400 with a 1:1 male/female ratio by 1975. The plan also proposed major construction to be done "regardless of the increased student body," including apartments/dormitories between the golf course and Sunset Lake, two main dining halls—rather than the proposed large dining hall to be located in the middle of the quad—a new science building and an experimental theater.