Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals


To promote and enhance lifelong learning, health and well-being.


The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) focuses on improving the health and well-being of people in Missouri, the nation, and the global community through education, research, and service. CHHS values multidisciplinary approaches, instills the public affairs mission, and encourages students and faculty to develop lifelong learning skills.


  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Responsibility


  1. Recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who support quality instruction, research, and service in accordance with the public affairs mission and University goals

  2. Recruit, retain and support quality students who will become engaged citizens committed to using their education to fulfill the CHHS mission and University goals

  3. Develop, assess and maintain quality educational programs consistent with the CHHS mission and University goals

  4. Develop relationships with internal and external constituencies to support academic programs and to fulfill our public affairs mission

  5. Nurture--among students, faculty, and staff--an inclusive educational environment enriched by respect for diverse capabilities, backgrounds, thoughts, and values

  6. Create and foster an environment that encourages and supports scholarship of discovery, and application and dissemination of new knowledge