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College Strategy

It is our vision to be:

  • An internationally recognized destination for innovative teaching, research, and outreach.
  • A transformative partner in the region and within the Penn State system.
  • A dynamic resource for the regional economy and a national model for a partnered 21st century educational institution.

Our mission is:

  • To provide high-quality innovative educational and research programs in a student-centered learning environment, giving our students the tools to thrive in an ever-changing global economy.
  • To engender a climate that promotes international understanding and multicultural awareness and respect.
  • To be a premier destination institution within the Penn State System, with educational programs that give our graduates a competitive skill set and a diverse global perspective.
  • To focus in the tradition of a land grant institution on synergistic partnerships that leverage system strengths for economic development and engage in relevant applied research in an interactive open laboratory environment.


Strategic Goals


Creating Pathways to Success for Our Students
and Our Community


Presentation: The Role Colleges and Universities Can Play in Their Communities and What it Means for Erie


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