Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.


Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation.

Our Values

  • Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.
  • Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.
  • Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.
  • Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.
  • Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
  • Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.