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Mission Statement

Vision

We aspire to be the best public regional university in the South.
 

Mission Statement

As a community of lifelong learners, we will:
  • Educate students for success in a global environment;
  • Engage in scholarship;
  • Promote diversity of people and ideas;
  • Foster innovation, collaboration and creative thinking; and
  • Serve our communities to improve the quality of life.
 

Core Values

We strive to exemplify these core values in all that we do:
  • PEOPLE come first and are treated with dignity and respect;
  • LIFELONG LEARNING, SCHOLARSHIP and SERVICE;
  • DIVERSITY and INCLUSION of people and thought;
  • EXCELLENCE, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, and TRUST.