Mission and Vision
University Mission Statement
The St. Mary’s University mission statement is a reflection of the Characteristics of Marianist Universities. There are five elements that characterize the Marianist approach to education:
- Educate for formation in faith
- Provide an integral quality education
- Educate in the family spirit
- Educate for service, justice and peace, and integrity of creation
- Educate for adaptation and change
The three Marianist universities have a publication titled Characteristics of Marianist Universities (digital flipbook) to fully describe the Marianist approach to education at the University level.
Gateway Strategic Plan
The strategic plan, Gateway: A Vision for St. Mary’s University, calls us as a Catholic and Marianist institution to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for our graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world. Its goals and objectives will serve as a blueprint for the institution through 2020 as it challenges each of us to pursue and promote excellence.