University Values

Academic Integrity and Intellectual Honesty

We are committed to a culture where ethical conduct governs our interactions.

A Culture of Mutual Respect

We believe each member of the University community can significantly contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.

Student Learning

We are committed to continuous assessment, evaluation and improvement of student learning.

The Communities We Serve

We take very seriously our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities that surround us geographically and professionally.

A Student-Centric Culture

We believe it is our institutional responsibility to identify, understand, and respond to student needs.

Agility and Responsiveness

We respond quickly to the needs of our students, faculty, and associates.

Innovation and Creativity

We are committed to bringing innovation and creativity to the development and delivery of instruction, and in identifying solutions to complex and challenging problems.


We encourage diversity of thought, ethnicity, culture and experience recognizing that through multiple and often differing perspectives offered in a collegial setting, the best ideas emerge.

Efficient Use of Resources

Through our stewardship, we develop solutions that make the best use of investments in time and other resources.