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What we value

  • Extra Mile Servicewhich starts with an attitude of “yes,” enables flexibility to go above and beyond, and is proactive in finding solutions.
  • Kindhearted means being nice, positive, friendly, and respectful; being generous with your gifts and talents; and investing in the success and well-being of others.
  • Integrity means doing right, even when no one else is looking; being forthright in your intentions, words, and actions; and being honest, honorable, and trustworthy.
  • Collaboration is a big tent mentality, being a partner who embraces and considers diverse perspectives and always being aware of and pursuing positive collective impact.
  • Innovation inspired by curiosity, adaptability, and responsiveness; embracing the wildcatter spirit to be the solution.

Our Priorities

Pillar One: Student Success

  • Support students to achieve their educational and career goals, become life-long learners, outstanding citizens, and leaders who thrive in a changing world.
  • Provide an engaged, healthy, safe, and fun campus life.
  • Recruit, retain, and support high quality, student-centered faculty and staff dedicated to the success of the students. 

Pillar Two: Serve the Region

  • Support education, healthcare, and economic needs by increasing the number of graduates in high-demand professions.
  • Partner with community and industry leaders to solve the most pressing challenges and improve the quality of life in the Permian Basin through public service, educational, and cultural events.

Pillar Three: Advance Creativity & Knowledge

  • Engage in research that enhances knowledge, human health, and well-being.
  • Promote creativity and artistic expression.
  • Develop and sustain excellent, relevant, and high-impact academic programs.

Pillar Four: Responsible Stewardship

  • Strategically align and maximize resources.
  • Ensure a well-managed, strategic, efficient, and transparent enterprise.
  • Understand and exceed expectations of donors, alumni, and other stakeholders.
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