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Share Your Feedback on Draft Mission and Values

Since February, President Cant and a committee of faculty, staff and students have worked to develop a new mission statement and University values.  As a reminder, a mission statement must clearly and concisely define our purpose as an institution and our values should describe the core principles we strive to embody.
Feedback on the working drafts can be shared by completing this brief form.  The form will be open until the end of the day on Friday, May 19th. Thank you very much for your participating in this important process.  If you have any questions about the meeting or form, please contact Bridget Giunta at

Working Draft – Mission Statement
Wilkes University empowers our students with transformative educational experiences and transferable skills through mentoring, individualized opportunities and innovative teaching and scholarship in an inclusive environment to meaningfully advance the global community.

Working Draft – Values
At Wilkes University, we consider the following values to be guiding principles: 

  • Mentorship: nurturing the whole person and inspiring success through personal attention
  • Scholarship:  advancing knowledge through research, discovery and the creative arts to stimulate intellectual curiosity and educate our constituents
  • Diversity: ensuring all members of the campus community experience equitable, inclusive and accessible opportunities to excel
  • Community: fostering a sense of belonging and social connection through a culture of care, respect and support
  • Innovation: embracing and encouraging new ideas and programs through sustainable, high-impact practices
  • Service: impacting society through active citizenship, collaboration and partnerships
  • Stewardship: recognizing our responsibility to preserve our mission and institutional knowledge to ensure the continuity and evolution of Wilkes