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Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan


All Lander University graduates are broadly educated, well-informed, equipped for responsible participation in the civic lives of their communities, and prepared to continue their education or launch their careers.



Lander University offers high-demand and market-driven programs to ambitious and talented students in South Carolina and beyond.  These programs are delivered in a rich liberal arts environment to produce highly qualified and marketable graduates.

Statement of Student Experience

At Lander University, students enjoy a comprehensive, transformative and experiential learning process that provides a broad and thorough knowledge, fostering:

  • Creativity, scholarship and independent thinking
  • Effective communication, innovative problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills
  • High ethical standards and professionalism
  • Values of diversity, inclusiveness and respect for all people, cultures, and perspectives
  • Community engagement, service to others and responsible citizenship


Strategic Plan

Mission approved by the Faculty on March 16, 2016.

Mission approved by the Board of Trustees on March 22, 2016.

Mission approved by the CHE on June 2, 2016.

Statement of Student Experience approved by the Faculty on April 23, 2019

Statement of Student Experience approved by the Board of Trustees on June 11, 2019

Vision revised and approved by Board of Trustees on September 14, 2021.