The following principles are fundamental to who we are as a Board and how we act:
Our principles inform our core values, which guide our deliberations and actions when governing the university.
We embrace the university’s statewide mission and strive for inclusive excellence in all we do, making decisions after thoughtful and purposeful deliberation and considering the long-term viability of the university. Through shared governance, we realize our commitment to the ideals of higher education.
We ensure that the human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to the university are used effectively, efficiently, and transparently, both in the present and for the future. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and conduct our affairs in ways that promote mutual trust and public confidence.
We are a welcoming, caring, and inclusive community, one that strives for equity and equal opportunity; shares fundamental values grounded in justice, civility, respect and collaboration; and nurtures diverse people, ideas and perspectives that inspire creativity and achievement.
We act with the highest level of integrity and serve as a model of ethical governance in all that we do.
We treat each other with kindness, courtesy and dignity. We are fair in our actions, preserve the dignity of others and honor their differences.
We contribute to society’s intellectual, cultural and economic progress and well-being and foster social justice, economic vitality and environmental health.