We are a comprehensive university with students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the core of our success. Our bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs integrate theory and practice and link the classroom and the community. We transform the lives of students by integrating rigorous academics with practical and professional experiences, preparing a diverse community of learners for creative, responsible, and effective leadership within a global society.
We must play a significant role in making quality higher education accessible to every citizen and resident in the nation, and must embed a commitment to global citizenry and social responsibility in the knowledge and skills we teach. We aspire to build on the strength of our diverse portfolio of programs and to continue our legacy of leadership in education, human services, and the arts.
We seek to reflect the growing diversity of the country in our students, employees, curriculum, and campus culture, and promote the understanding, appreciation, and celebration of cultural differences. In this regard, our attention will be focused on marginalized and underserved individuals, including those who have historically been unable to access quality education.
Ours is a community that values the free exchange of ideas. We believe that the lasting value of a Lesley University education is directly related to the strong sense of affiliation felt by students, faculty, staff, and alumni for their university. We are devoted to student engagement and learning. We value communication, alternative perspectives, meaningful shared governance, and collegial leadership at all levels of the university.
We aspire to harness the power of technology and the creativity of our faculty, students, and staff to create educational programs that produce agents of change and leaders in the campaign for a more just, humane, and sustainable world. We seek to use educational technologies to reach wider audiences, enhance the learning experience, exploit electronic information resources, and assist the university in achieving its enrollment goals.
These aspirations permeate the university through the schools, offices, and programs that support the students and faculty. We have accomplished much yet we are poised to accomplish more.