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University Vision and Mission

Authority: President
Date Enacted or Revised: Enacted August 2018; Revised June 15, 2020


McNeese will be the first choice for Southwest Louisiana:

  • The first choice for students seeking a university degree.
  • The first choice for employers seeking university graduates.
  • The first choice for donors wanting to support the community.
  • The first choice for organizations seeking professional advice.
  • The first choice for faculty and staff seeking a collegial and productive work environment.


We change lives through excellence with a personal touch!

Our Statement of Purpose

  • We change lives!
    • McNeese State University is a comprehensive, student-centric university, providing baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs.
    • McNeese uses a traditional admission process based on courses completed, GPA, and standardized test scores.
    • McNeese focuses on the educational and economic needs of Southwest Louisiana.
  • We change the lives of students through a mix of research, instruction, and student life activities, with a focus on student learning and mentoring. We provide a personal touch!
  • We change lives in SWLA by improving the level of education and the overall economic development of our region.  We provide excellence! 
  • We improve the quality of life in SWLA through a range of academic and cultural activities and public events. We change lives!

Our Values


Trust we will act with honesty and integrity.
Trust we will respect one another and the cultural differences among us.
Trust we will have the courage to do the right thing.
Trust we will do what is best for our students, our university, and our state.


Mentor our peers and inspire them to maintain excellence.
Mentor our students and inspire them to achieve excellence.