JACKSON, Tenn. – Oct. 1, 2001 – The Union University Board of Trustees enthusiastically and unanimously adopted a new mission and identity statement on Friday, September 28.
For more than 18 months, a committee made up of administration, staff and faculty has worked on a revision of the previous statement, updating it so that the purpose of Union University would be communicated clearly to the students and faculty.
According to Union University President David S. Dockery, it is common for an institution to review and update its statement every 10 years or sooner to ensure that the goals and direction of the institution are faithful to its purpose and mission. “I’m thankful for the enthusiastic support of both the faculty and trustees,’ said Dockery. ‘I think it provides a shared consensus across the campus for the future direction of Union University.”
The statement reads, in part, that the university is “an academic community, affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, equipping persons to think Christianly and serve faithfully in ways consistent with its core values of being Christ-centered, people-focused, excellence-driven, and future-directed.” The mission of Union University is to provide “Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society.”
The document received unanimous approval by all groups and was approved by the Board of Trustees in their fall meeting on Friday.
Sara B. Horn,