Learning is our focus; student success is our goal.


To be the preferred choice for education, serving as a catalyst for personal enrichment, economic growth and community engagement.


Access – for students from all walks of life in achieving their educational goals by offering a wide range of learning opportunities.

Excellence – through innovative new solutions and programs to ensure our premier institution produces competitive scholars and partners.

Accountability – to ourselves, our students, and community partners. We are committed to personal accountability through ethical behavior, academic growth, and intellectual development.

Collaboration – by encouraging partnerships that address student, employee, and stakeholder needs, contribute to the economic prosperity of our region, and promote active engagement in the global community.

Respect – by maintaining an environment that creates opportunities to explore ideas, philosophies, and perspectives through open communication, social engagement, and diverse cultural experiences.