Please read the drafts below and provide feedback.


According to Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Standard I: Mission and Goals – “The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish.”

To summarize, the mission statement is designed to articulate the following about the College:

  • Who we are
  • What we do
  • Who we serve

Please review the draft mission statement below and share your feedback.

Draft Mission Statement:

Medgar Evers College, a Senior College in the CUNY System and a Predominantly Black Institution, is an urban, culturally diverse institution that transforms lives and increases the social and economic mobility of its students through culturally responsive curricula and innovative pedagogy and programming rooted in social justice and service.

We prepare civically engaged future leaders capable and skilled in challenges that impact people of the African diaspora.



The vision statement is designed to express:

  • Where do we want to go next?
  • How do we want to position ourselves in the future?
  • What do we want to be able to say about ourselves in the future that we cannot say now?

Please review the draft vision statement below and share your feedback.

Draft Vision Statement:

Medgar Evers College will create innovative high-quality pedagogical practices and programs imbued with the philosophy of Social Justice and Equity as exemplified by our namesake Medgar Wiley Evers and by the Founders of the College. The College will produce students knowledgeable in resolving local, community and global issues.

The College will be a national leader in bringing social justice to our work of educating and empowering students, facilitating connections among alumni, faculty, staff, students and engaging our communities as we respond collaboratively to emerging and future opportunities and challenges.

Strategic Commitments

A strategic commitment is a general statement of how you will get from your current state to your vision (desired future position) and will serve as the foundational statements that will guide the development of supporting goals, objectives, strategies and activities.

Please review the four draft strategic commitment statements and share your feedback.

Draft Strategic Commitment 1: Curriculum Renewal

Medgar Evers College will renew academic programs and curricula, update current programs and develop new programs, considering the market, employability, currency, and MEC’s social justice, equity, and activist philosophy.

Draft Strategic Commitment 2: Optimize Enrollment

Medgar Evers College will grow enrollment through a focused, comprehensive, and collaborative institution-wide effort to expand and target recruitment and to retain and guide students through graduation.

Draft Strategic Commitment 3: Strategic Partnerships

Medgar Evers College will identify existing partnerships and create new ones of strategic value to the college and its students.

Draft Strategic Commitment 4: Supporting Student Success

Medgar Evers College will develop exceptional Administrative, Academic, and Student Support services and programs in light of their strategic effectiveness and relationship to mission, student success, and institutional needs.