Committed to the development of leaders that embody the Maverick Spirit through engagement, leadership, and inclusion. Aiming to enrich the college experience by providing student-oriented opportunities that promote diverse learning, exploration, and campus involvement. By developing well-rounded students, we aim to benefit students by supplementing the academic experience.
Colorado Mesa University was founded, not as an end in itself, but to enable its students and the residents of Western Colorado to create their own future and not simply enter a future that's been created for them. Within its resource constraints, the university has an obligation to offer the highest quality academic programs and services to those whom it serves to enable them to prepare for their future. Because the environment in which it functions is in a constant state of change, the university, like its students, must recognize that growth and change are an integral part of our collective future. University stakeholders must embrace the notion that change and innovation within the institution should be the norm rather than a necessity in response to crises. In this context, then, our goals are built around the theme of "Achieving a Higher Degree." This theme reflects a key element of the university's strategic plan: the philosophy that as the institution adapts to its changing world, it does so with the overarching goal of supporting the residents of Western Colorado to achieve a higher degree of educational attainment by preparing students to function successfully in the future.