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University Vision and Mission

University Vision and Mission

Date enacted or revised: 
Enacted August 2018
The Vision and Mission
of McNeese State University


Our Vision: FIRST CHOICE

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.

 Our Mission: WE CHANGE LIVES!
                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, primarily focused on baccalaureate and masters level 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
Trust we will act with honesty and integrity
Trust we will respect one another
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
 
Mentorship
Mentor our peers and inspire them to maintain excellence
Mentor our students and inspire them to achieve excellence