Mission and Vision


The Mission of the college is to foster a research and discovery-focused environment that provides students with strong theoretical foundations and practical and experiential skills, educating and inspiring them to understand our world and to confront complex societal challenges facing our state, country and the world.


The college will be a leader in providing a high quality, engaged education, and in conducting scholarly research that is equivalent, on a per faculty basis, to public colleges ranked in the top 50 in the US. The college will be nationally known for several signature areas of research and scholarly excellence and will make use of state-of-the-art facilities that will promote collaborative learning and research.


To support our mission and vision, the college has developed a Strategic Plan with four objectives:

A summary of what we have accomplished over the last two years and strategies for accomplishing each objective along with metrics for assessment are detailed within the full strategic plan in the link below.