Our vision is clear and focused: to become a national model for community engagement in higher education.
This means Clayton State will be the University others regard as a leader in synthesizing student learning and real-world experience.
That begins in the classroom, but by no means is it limited there. To be a leader in higher education relevance, Clayton State must ensure that students venture off campus and out into the community.
Our students must experience what it’s like to serve others. They need to see how organizations operate and come to know the workplaces of their future. They must be exposed to hard questions and introduced to situations where they can experiment, even fail, then try again.
All of this should be for the purpose of opening students’ eyes and minds — so that they connect their classroom knowledge to the world that awaits them after graduation.
Our Strategic Plan 2022 is a detailed blueprint for achieving this vision.