5P6 Communicating a Shared Mission,
Vision, Values and High Performance
Western’s leaders communicate the institutional mission, vision, values, strategic planning and high performance expectations through several means.
The mission, vision, and values statements and the Strategic Plan are distributed to each employee, members of the Foundation and Alumni Association Boards, the Board of Governors, and several members of the community. New employees receive the Strategic Plan at the time of
The mission, vision, and value statements appear on several institutional publications such as the catalog, student handbook, the Points of Pride, and on the institution’s website.
The Public Relations Office produces several feature stories each year that reflect the mission, vision, values and high performance expectations of Western. It sends these feature stories to area media outlets and publishes them in the college alumni magazine.
Students and employees participate in community service opportunities each year. The Public
Relations Office publicizes community service events, sending out press releases and stories to area media outlets.
Participants in the campus Speakers Bureau
communicate the university’s institutional direction to the community by speaking to local groups and organizations several times throughout the year.
The Western Strategic Planning Steering Committee and implementation subcommittees communicate the mission, vision and values through the implementation of specific activities. In the annual State of the University address, the President
communicates to the employees progress
associated with the strategic institutional
Missouri Western: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends informs alumni and the community of Western’s accomplishments.
Western communicates expectations for faculty, staff and administrators through the Policy Guide while expectations for student behavior are addressed in the Student Handbook.