Strategic Imperative 1: Create and sustain a cultural resource that inspires community, develops the individual, and engages our global diaspora.

We aspire to a culture, based on shared values and critical reflection on our history, that embraces diverse perspectives and inspires us to think courageously to address significant, intrinsic questions. We seek to create opportunities for constructive interactions that reinforce community by promoting shared identity, collaboration and responsibility to achieve our shared objectives. The culture that we envision will honor and facilitate the leadership, contributions and achievements of its aspirants by promoting the well-being of the individual, while deepening and broadening our connections to our local communities, the states and the world.