President Robert O. Kelley has challenged our university to achieve new heights in the 21st century, becoming an Exceptional UND. An Exceptional UND aligns the values of public higher education with our distinct mission. An Exceptional UND honors our commitment to student learning, maintaining the best attributes of a small, student-centered liberal arts college education within a multifaceted university performing cutting-edge research.
An Exceptional UND enhances the quality of life for all North Dakotans and furthers the future of our state through excellence in fulfilling the multiple dimensions of our core mission. The talent, knowledge, and dedication of our people — students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and supporters — equip an Exceptional UND to excel in promoting learning, research, scholarly and creative activity, and service to the people of North Dakota and beyond.
An Exceptional UND strengthens connections and nurtures the potential in every member of the university community. Building on those cornerstones — connections and community — an Exceptional UND will be a nationally and internationally recognized state university in which a community of dedicated teacher-scholars promote the public well-being and educate the next generations of students to be leaders in shaping a better future.
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