Vision and Mission


Educating the mind for the pursuit of truth


To uplift the status of the rural and the socially marginalized through education and to help students embark on a journey of intellectual transformation with a global vision.

Core Values

Academic Excellence and Integrity

Outstanding Teaching and Service

Scholarly Research and Professional Leadership

Integration of Teaching, Research, and Service

Individual and Collective Excellence

Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

Education of Individuals across the Life Span

Collegiality and Collaboration