Mission & Values



The Strategic Plan represents Voorhees University’s vision and expectations for the future. Moreover, there are values of the institution that help to share and mold our vision and the strategies to be implemented for institutional improvement and success. Those core values include the following:

  • Integrity
  • Servanthood
  • Tenacity
  • Excellence
  • Determination
  • Competence

Strategic Guiding Principles

The six core values assist in forming and guiding the programs, activities, and services provided by the University. The Strategic Guiding Principles are the ideals that decisions, actions, and initiatives will be developed and implemented. There are four over-arching strategic guiding principles essential to fulfilling the vision, mission, and future success of Voorhees College:

Teaching and Learning: The University will provide an unsurpassed, student-centered learning experience led by engaged world-class faculty and staff, and enhanced by a globally diverse student body.

Creativity and Innovation: The University will create a unique learning environment that fosters creativity by allowing students to share their ideas about their educational needs.

Outreach and Engagement: The University will establish a culture of engagement and collaboration involving the exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of reciprocity with the citizens and institutions of South Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Resource Stewardship: The University will remain an affordable institution, recognized for financial sustainability, unparalleled management of human and physical resources, and operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Core Strategic Goals

Goal 1. Demonstrate Academic Excellence and Distinction
Goal 2. Facilitate Student Success
Goal 3. Ensure Institutional Efficiency and Effectiveness
Goal 4. Strengthen Resource Development

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