Mission and Vision

Mission statement

The mission of the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College is to provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for high achieving students, to inspire in our graduates a thirst for the lifelong pursuit of creative inquiry and discovery, to provide our students with the skill and passion to address critical challenges, and to foster personal responsibility informed by a global perspective.


Lee Honors College faculty and staff strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment that encourages our students to pursue their passions through exceptional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Our graduates will have the skills and commitment to become successful, engaged citizens of the world.

Strategic plan

The staff of the Lee Honors College, under the leadership of Dean Carla Koretsky, developed its current five-year strategic plan in July 2014. The plan was reviewed and updated under Gary Bischof during his time as dean of the honors college in 2017-2018. The plan guides the curricular and co-curricular offerings and decision-making of the college. Lee Honors College Strategic Plan