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USF Leadership

At USF, we’re dedicated to helping our students succeed. The 2008-2013 Strategic Plan, formally adopted by the USF Board of Trustees in April 2009, provides the overarching vision and goals for the University. It guides the work of our leadership team, ensuring that our students and mission are kept at the heart of everything we do.


Vision of the University

The University of Sioux Falls will be a transformative university committed to academic excellence and celebration of the Christian faith.

Mission of the University

The University of Sioux Falls, a Christian University in the liberal arts tradition, educates students in the humanities, sciences and professions. The traditional motto of the University is Culture for Service; that is, we seek to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world.

Values of the University

We are committed to...

Mission - Culture for Service
Community - hospitality, compassion and collaboration
Integrity - honesty, consistency, aligned with mission, goals and objectives
Shared Governance - commitment to processes that promote collaboration in decision-making and leadership
Academic Excellence - pursuit of quality through continuous assessment and review of programs, processes, policies and outcomes
Integration of Faith & Learning - commitment to the contribution of human learning to faith and to the development of a Christian worldview
Diversity & Inclusiveness - committed to a welcoming environment that emphasizes and honors human diversity in all its forms
Creative & Critical Thinking - emphasis on comprehensive intellectual excellence achieved through the interaction of creative and critical thought processes
Liberal Education - emphasis on advancing the knowledge and development of students as whole persons