Foster and support an exceptional and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.


Cultivate an exceptional academic and professional community.

  • Recruit, support, recognize, and graduate bright, motivated, and adventurous students.
  • Attract, retain, and support faculty and staff and provide recognition, rewards, and competitive compensation.
  • Collaboratively develop opportunities for partner engagement.
  • Provide professional development and leadership opportunities for students, tenured, tenure-track and instructional-track faculty, and staff.
  • Optimize numbers of tenured, tenure-track, and instructional-track faculty and staff to foster growth of University programs.

Quality of Life

Ensure a supportive environment for all members of the University community.

  • Promote equity, inclusiveness, and collegiality through openness, engagement, mutual respect, and understanding of diverse perspectives.
  • Increase diversity, and promote success of all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide a rich cultural environment and a welcoming campus.
  • Support the health and well-being of all members of the University community.
  • Engage with external partners to enhance the quality of life in our local community.  


Provide exceptional services and infrastructure.

  • Promote a university-wide culture of safety, responsiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Provide exceptional technology, library, classroom, and laboratory facilities that support education, research, and innovation.
  • Create and maintain an aesthetic, sustainable, and effective infrastructure.