Vision & Direction

Looking Ahead 

Middle Georgia State University’s mission is to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region and the state. We are committed to serving as a beacon of excellence in professional and career higher education, illuminating the path to success for our students and the communities we serve. We are dedicated to transforming lives, enriching futures, and fostering a dynamic environment where students are empowered to achieve their full potential. We will continuously work to champion student success, lead innovation and economic opportunity, build culture and identity, and sustain fiscal resilience and brand value. 

Statement of Our Vision  

We transform individuals and our communities through extraordinary higher learning. 

This vision drives us to reach excellence and impact lives on both individual and community levels. 


Our Four Core Values

  • Stewardship
  • Engagement
  • Adaptability
  • Learning

Stewardship reminds us of our moral and public commitment to the people we serve on and off campus and tasking each of us with the responsibility to marshal our time, talents, and resources for the common good. Engagement recognizes that learning is a social activity and that we cannot fulfill our mission of public higher education without collaborating with those on our campuses and outside our doors in our communities. Adaptability is a cornerstone of human growth, individual and collective, and a necessary hallmark of progress and success, requiring us to lead and manage change — not be simply affected by it. Learning is the reason we exist as an institution and why students entrust us and also what we each must do continuously as faculty and staff to stay abreast of expanding and changing fields of knowledge and grow professionally.