Mission, Vision and Values
These are the guiding principles that unite us, providing a shared sense of purpose and direction. They fuel our dedication to the growth and success of our students and ourselves and inspire us to maintain the highest standards of excellence in all that we do. In essence, they are the driving force that makes the College of Fine Arts an institution of transformative power.
The College of Fine Arts fosters, integrates and promotes the academic and artistic excellence of its departments and schools.
The College will be a national leader in the preparation of diverse artists, designers, teachers, and scholars through experiential learning and creative excellence within an inclusive community.
Sustainability–Guided: Fostering environmental, social, and financial responsibility to better serve our global community
Community Engaged: Nurturing local and global partnerships with measurable impact
Discovery-Driven: Building upon our creative tradition with technology, innovation, and interdisciplinary work
Equity-Centered: Using diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks for collaboration and decision-making
Learner-Focused: Engaging students’ interests, curiosity, and passion through experiential learning