The University of Montevallo’s Mission Statement:
The overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, "small college" public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.
-- set forth in § 16-54-3 of the Code of Alabama 1975
The University of Montevallo’s Vision Statement:
For undergraduates, our vision is to offer academically capable students from all sociodemographic backgrounds an affordable, life-enriching "honors college" experience stressing community service and global awareness, all within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and a tradition of innovative cultural expression. Our vision for graduate students builds on this undergraduate foundation, using traditional and innovative instructional methods to foster growth in specialized skills and knowledge required by practicing educators, counselors, speech-language clinicians, scholars in the humanities, and other professional leaders, within a nurturing environment steeped in the unique "Montevallo experience."
-- adopted by the Board of Trustees, November 2, 2007
Strategic Themes (approved by the Board of Trustees, Nov. 7, 2008)