President Steven Gamble

President GambleIf Eastern were a perfect university, what would it look like? That is the key question one asks when creating a vision statement. This fall, our students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders will create a strategic plan based on our mission, our vision of what we aspire to be, our values, and an analysis of our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Eastern New Mexico University has been a respected center of learning for the region and the state since 1934 and continues to build on a rich heritage. The following is the vision statement of the University, which conveys what the institution desires to become.

The Eastern New Mexico University community envisions the following for the future:

The University mission is based on the concept of student success, and the people of the University provide student-centered academic and extracurricular programs to fulfill this mission. The institution recognizes the global nature of society and is committed to educating students to be productive citizens with successful careers and fulfilling lives.

ENMU students pursue challenging academic goals and engage in stimulating classroom experiences, and the University emphasizes individual academic advising and career counseling. Students, faculty and staff engage in intellectual dialog and debate in a collegial environment. The University continues to produce alumni who are good citizens and contributors to society and who can compete with graduates of other institutions.

The Eastern community envisions a university where each faculty and staff member instills in one another and in the students a sense of social and cultural awareness and responsibility. The University accomplishes this by embracing ethnic, racial and cultural diversity as a core value and by actively building greater diversity among students, faculty and staff. This environment facilitates personal and social growth for all members of the University community.

The students are mentored by well-qualified and caring faculty and staff who treat one another with respect and work together to accomplish institutional goals. The faculty and staff pursue professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge to improve the campus-learning environment and to create greater efficiencies and productivity within the University.

Members of the Eastern New Mexico University community understand that education is a dynamic process and requires strategic planning, meaningful assessment and thoughtful strategic decision-making. This process has the input of all of the University members in order to facilitate continuous improvement.

The ENMU Foundation provides exceptional funding for scholarships and program enhancements, and the Alumni Association actively supports the institutional goals. Additionally, the University has a supportive and collaborative relationship with the communities it serves.

By realizing this vision of excellence, Eastern New Mexico University continues to serve the region as a center of higher education and life-long learning, providing educational opportunities for an expanding spectrum of learners.