Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Vision Statement

The Lamar University College of Arts and Sciences aims to be the college of choice in Southeast Texas by providing broad core and outstanding disciplinary education in each student's chosen field and preparing them for citizenship in a rapidly changing world.

Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to developing intellectually curious learners through collaborative research and innovative pedagogy that include high-impact opportunities. We empower students to be effective leaders who make meaningful contributions to society.


The College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan centers around four primary goals to enhance both the Vision and the Mission of the College.  

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Spring 2024 Events

Research & Creative Activity

On April 9, 2024 the Research & Creative Activity Committee will be hosting an event focused on Faculty - Student Collaborations. Stay tuned for more details!

Leadership, Community, & Communication

On April 25, 2024 the Leadership, Community, & Communication Committee will be hosting an event designed to teach faculty about the specific needs of student athletes at LU. Stay tuned for more details! 

Fall 2023 Events

Flip the Script - Leadership, Community, & Communication

Flyer for Flip the Script 

Event held November 9, 12:45 - 1:45 in Maes 106. This event featured Gen Z students talking to faculty about how best to reach the youngest generation of college students.

Flip the Script 1

Flip the Script 2

Grant Writing Panel - Research & Creative Activity


Event held October 30, 1:00-3:30 in the Science Auditorium. This even featured faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences giving talks about applying for grants and submitting publications. The panels were led by Dr. Thomas Sowers and Dr. Sanaz Alasti. Dr. Phil Cole, Dr. Jeff Forret, Dr. Ginger Gummelt, Dr. Matt Hoch, Ms. Gretchen Johnson, Dr. Xingya Liu, Dr. Elizabeth Long, Dr. Sylvestre Twagirayezu, and Dr. Ruthie Robinson participated in the panel discussion. Opening Remarks were made by Dr. Jerry Lin, Associate Provost for Research.