We advance educational knowledge and practice.
We partner with communities.
We promote diversity, equity, and excellence.


As a highly responsive research institution, we develop original programs and practices, rich student-centered learning experiences, and thoughtful, informed educators, practitioners, and entrepreneurs. We promote creative solutions for educational, community, and mental health settings. We nurture diverse leaders, practitioners, and researchers in service to the critical demands of local, national, and global communities. We aim to extend the boundaries of our learning community to ensure that we and our partners learn from each other. We are dedicated to excellence and the inherent value of every learner.


In pursuit of our mission and vision, we continue to improve by:

  • Promoting student success
  • Increasing research
  • Expanding community engagement and economic development
  • Achieving inclusive excellence
  • Upholding strategic planning, operations, and stewardship