Our Mission, Vision, and Values

What guides us.

In 2022, we updated our mission, vision, and value statements to boldly reflect our commitment to racial equity, community vibrancy, and economic vitality and to create a clear and intentional guide for its future.

“We are proud to publicly unveil Saint Paul College’s bold new mission, vision, and value statements,” said Saint Paul College president Deidra Peaslee, EdD. “Our College community collectively created statements that are sustainable, inclusive, accessible, and transformative. These reaffirm our commitment to becoming an anti-racist, trauma-informed institution.”

Mission & Vision Statements

Our Mission

Grounded in equity and inclusion, Saint Paul College educates and empowers students to lead purposeful lives and discover rewarding careers.

Our Vision

Saint Paul College advances racial equity; enriches community vibrancy; and inspires students to reach their full potential.

Our Values

We believe students are the heart of our work.

With compassion and dedication, we collaborate to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment to meet student needs, interests, and goals. When all students have access to resources and support, they are empowered to achieve success.

We are excellence-minded, equity-driven.

Diversity enriches our intellectual and professional community. Saint Paul College cultivates an environment of safety and transparency where all members are heard, valued, and respected. We apply anti-racism, trauma-informed practices that work to eliminate racism and increase access and opportunity for all.

We are guided by evidence-based decision-making.

As a learning organization, we continually strive for improvement through purposeful and transparent decision-making with intentional consideration to identify what will best serve our students and the community.

We strive to bring value to our community.

We value collaborating and establishing partnerships that foster and enhance community connections. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the changing labor market, supporting economic vitality and preparing students to contribute to a more socially just world.