Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Vision Statement

Drake University will enhance its position as a premier comprehensive university in the Midwest and as a national leader in higher education for learning, faculty roles, and public service.

Passed by the Board of Trustees: June 2002
Passed by the Faculty Senate: September 2002

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University News
July 22, 2016
Drake University took a powerful step this summer in renewing its commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood when University officials hired Drake alumnus Nick Valdez to the position of Neighborhood and Community Relations Manager.
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