Texas State University-San Marcos
2012-2017 University Mission and Goals
“The noblest search is the search for excellence.”
--Lyndon B. Johnson
Thirty-Sixth President of the United States, 1963-1969
Texas State University Class of 1930
Texas State University-San Marcos is a public, student-centered, Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.
Our Shared Values:
In pursuing our mission, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Texas State University-San Marcos, are guided by a shared collection of values. Specifically, we value:
The mission statement was approved by The Texas State University System Board of Regents on August 24, 2012 and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at its January 24, 2013 meeting.
Goal 1: Promote academic quality by building and supporting a distinguished faculty.
Goal 2: Provide opportunities for a public university education and contribute to economic and cultural development.
Goal 3: Provide a premier student-centered, educational experience that fosters retention and success.
Goal 4: Enrich our learning and working environment by attracting and supporting a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Goal 5: Develop and manage human, financial, physical, and technological resources effectively, efficiently, and ethically to support the university’s mission.