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Transylvania unveils new mission statement

As part of Transylvania’s rebranding efforts over the last year, the branding committee and faculty approved a new mission statement that clarifies Transylvania’s role as an institution.

The committee, which included President R. Owen Williams and members of the faculty and staff, wanted to preserve the spirit of the existing mission statement while more closely aligning it with the university’s new slogan—“Question everything, accomplish anything.” The members worked together and wrote a succinct description of Transylvania’s goal as a liberal arts college:

Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression, and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.

“This mission statement is a clear representation of the benefits students receive from a Transylvania education,” Williams said. “Not only do they expand their knowledge of a wide range of academic subjects, they learn to become citizens who can use their ability to learn to impact the world.”

The mission statement was rolled out during Williams’s presidential inauguration speech and can be found at under About Transy.

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