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    Pillars of Purpose:
    University Priorities
    Pillars of Purpose
    Pillars of Purpose

    Collaboration is the cornerstone of Mississippi University for Women's strategic plan,
    which serves as a roadmap to chart the university’s path forward for the next five years.


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  • Academic Excellence:

    A United Liberal Arts Voice

    In June 2021, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Executive Committee voted and officially approved Mississippi University for Women as a provisional member.

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  • Advancement Excellence:

    'Be The Light' Challenge

    In launching the historic campaign, the university seeks to build on and grow its loyal base of alumni and friends to position The W and its students for continued success in an ever-changing environment.

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  • Community Connections:

    A Summer of Enrichment

    Thanks to the Ina E. Gordy Honors College’s Summer Community Engagement Program, 12 students from The W assisted local nonprofit partners in a five-week program over the summer.

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  • Degree Completion:

    Building A Bridge

    The W's new MFA in Theatre Education that is the first of its kind in the United States, one that meets the needs of students and allows them to keep their jobs or to stay near family to take care of other obligations while pursuing their degree.

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  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

    Committed to Change

    The creation of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council has been an integral component of The W’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on campus through increasing self-awareness and facilitating intercultural competence.

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  • Financial Sustainability:

    Mise en Place

    Totaling over 40,000 square feet and two stories, the new Culinary Arts facility will feature multiple kitchens, equipped with the latest commercial-grade equipment.

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