Our Why statement is made up of a few key words that I feel will foster the sense of urgency needed to make this change effort a success for Lamar University. “Cultivating”, in a figurative sense, means improving by training or education and invokes feelings of nurturing growth and improvement of something with great care.
Through great effort and care we hope to empower students to become “sophisticated”; learners that possess refined, highly developed and complex, knowledge upon completion of their educational career at our institution.
We intend for our students to “thrive” in all future endeavors by providing all the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. The vision of a Lamar graduate flourishing and achieving success in their lives will instill pride, confidence and a sense of achievement as educators throughout the institution.
For these reasons, I believe a sense of urgency will spark among us and certainly be sustained. Furthermore, if we sincerely adopt this Why statement it will band teachers and facilitators alike to fulfill the solitary purpose of providing a top-notch, innovative educational experience.