University Mission, Vision and Core Values

University Mission, Vision and Core Values

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Mission Statement

The mission of West Texas A&M University is to provide intellectually challenging, critically reflective, regionally responsive, and comprehensive academic programs that discover, interpret, apply, and disseminate knowledge for preparing the next generation of citizens of in Texas, the nation, and the world.

*Pending final approval by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents during the May 6-8, 2024, meeting.

Vision Statement

Guided by its pioneering spirit, West Texas A&M University is recognized for its excellence in teaching and learning, and a strong focus on engaging students in experiences that aid in the development of skills, capabilities, and insights. Our vision is to become a Regional Research University responsive to the forces that shape who we are. Our distinctive focus on the people and places of the Panhandle region will be acknowledged throughout Texas, across the country, and around the world.

Core Values Statement

The core values of West Texas A&M University are reflective of, inspired by, responsive to the people we serve, regardless of background, family history, personal beliefs, or aspirations. The people of the plains, in towns and communities, on ranches and farms spend every day living out their commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service to neighbors—locally, regionally, and globally. From these same Panhandle values, grow WT’s core values:

Academic Freedom
We champion the free exchange of ideas.
We put the needs of others first.
We seek to apply what we learn for the betterment of our community.
We embrace better ways to shape the future.
We treat others with dignity which flows from the humanity of each individual.
We promote citizenship and being part of something larger than oneself.