Kent State is poised to determine a distinctive future of impact, influence and innovation. To serve the communities around us, as well as reach our strategic vision for our university, developing a common narrative that will serve all constituents is critical. Our narrative will tell, in an authentic and compelling way, the story of who we are and what we stand for at Kent State. Throughout the year, we have worked to define our strategic vision. This process required each of us to reflect on our vision for Kent State, to describe our guiding core values and to share personal stories that help define a distinctively great Kent State. Here, we share the culmination of thousands of Kent State voices in our new vision statement (adopted on Sept. 9, 2015, by the Board of Trustees), mission, core values and priorities (adopted Dec. 8, 2015, by the Board of Trustees).
whose collective commitment to learning
sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes
to better our society.
through the power of discovery,
learning and creative expression
in an inclusive environment.
Provide an inclusive and engaged living-learning environment where all students thrive and graduate as informed citizens committed to a life of impact
Drive innovation, idea generation and national distinction through top-tier academic and research programs including the recruitment and support of talented faculty and staff
Advance Kent State’s impact and reach as a leading international university
Serve as the innovative engine and engaged partner to meet community needs and enhance quality of life in the region and state
Ensure a culture of continuous improvement and the efficient stewardship of university resources and infrastructure