Draft Planning Statements and Goal Themes

Your voice was heard! The latest versions of the Planning Elements are HERE!

Input from the University community received through open forums, meetings, suggestion boxes and an online survey was used by the Steering Committee to draft the latest versions.  In these new versions, you will also find an explanation for each of the major elements. 

Now your help is needed by November 21, 2013, to identify the preferred statements for each of the major elements.  Here's how you can help -

  • Complete the online form

  • Print this form and return it to Jen Lefever in Lyle 348

  • Engage in open forum sponsored by the Steering Committee or its members

  • Discuss the latest version in department, board or committee meetings

Open Forum Dates: (All located in McNairy Library Room 118)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 8:30 to 9:30 am

Friday, November 15, 2013, 1 to 2 pm

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5 to 6 pm

Alternate Mission Statements version 6.0

[The mission statement is a focused, measurable statement of purpose for the University as an organization.  The mission statement addresses, “What is our reason for being? What are we here to do and why?”  The mission statement is both an internal and external message.]


To provide dynamic and innovative learning experiences, inspiring students to positively contribute to their community and to the world. (version 6A)


We create meaningful and innovative experiences, rich in diversity, that inspire learning, growth and positive contributions to the local and global community. (version 6B) 


We dedicate ourselves to providing students meaningful and relevant experiences, rich in diversity, inspiring students to learn, to achieve personal satisfaction and to positively contribute to the local, regional and global community. (version 6C) 

Alternate Vision Statements version 5.0

[The vision statement is an aspirational description of what we want to achieve as an organization in the mid-term or long-term future.  The vision statement inspires us to explore, “What will our future state look like? The future state must consider significant movement such as change, growth, progress, repositioning, or accomplishment. The vision statement is an internal message.]

Millersville University will be a first choice destination where students collaborate with a community of learners using global perspectives to address complex and evolving issues.  (version 5A)


Millersville University will be nationally known for civically engaged students who apply global perspectives to address complex and evolving issues. (version 5B)


As a public university, Millersville will achieve national distinction for continual innovation of learning experiences and collaborative practices to address complex and evolving issues. (version 5C)