About the College of Community and Public Service

The College of Community and Public Service builds vibrant communities through scholarship, research, and collaboration. Our accomplished faculty and staff members have a wide range of expertise in the arenas of public service, health administration, philanthropy, hospitality, tourism, criminal justice. legal studies and human welfare, providing students a dynamic learning experience and empowering communities with quality research and data.


The mission of the College of Community and Public Service is to educate students for professional careers through excellent teaching, learning, scholarship, and service that promote just and democratic communities, and ethical and effective leadership.


We aspire to be a preeminent source for community and public service education by providing innovative professional curriculum with dedicated and inspired teaching. We promote excellence in public service, community leadership, and lifelong learning. We address local, regional, national, and global issues through effective teaching, scholarship, collaboration, and service.


We value the liberal education and academic excellence in learning, teaching, and research; contemporary applied learning and critical thinking; a passion to provide ethical and compassionate services to diverse local, national, and global communities and populations in need; a culture of collegiality and collaboration; diversity, community, and social justice; empowered graduates with professional practice skills.

We value community partnerships of depth and consequence. In our community engagement, we hold ourselves accountable for both our particular contribution and the well-being of the whole.

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