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MISSION AND VISION

MISSION

Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

VISION

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.

INSTITUTIONAL GOALS

  • 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

FOUNDING PRINCIPLE

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.