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Mission, Vision and Goals



Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment



To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving

  • Learning 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
  • Leading Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
  • Serving Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”



  • Faith Integration: Strengthen the culture of the university by making biblical faith a priority

  • Academic Excellence: Assure excellence in academic programs to maximize student learning

  • Student Engagement and Success: Increase student satisfaction, retention, graduation rates and employment opportunities

  • Regional, National and International Reputation: Promote academic and student success regionally, nationally and internationally

  • Faculty, Staff and Coaches Development: Provide for the personal and professional development of faculty, staff and coaches

  • Enrollment: Grow enrollment by expanding academic programs and employing a variety of delivery methods

  • Athletics: Improve the competitive status of CSU's Division I athletic program

  • Resource Development: Generate sufficient financial resources to accomplish the university's goals and objectives

  • Financial Stewardship: Maximize the university's financial and physical resources



Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”