Mission Statement, Purpose, and Goals

Mission Statement

The Jepson School draws upon the liberal arts to advance the understanding of leadership and the challenges of ethical and effective engagement in society.


The study of leadership explores fundamental questions about who we are, how we live together, and how we influence the course of history. It exemplifies the spirit of the liberal arts: to educate people to take an active role in the world. The Jepson School helps students realize their distinctive capacities and apply their learning for the good of society.


  • The Jepson School fosters students’ understanding of leadership and encourages them to lead lives of consequence that connect intellectual pursuits with moral and competent leadership.
  • The Jepson School advances scholarly understanding of leadership, nationally and internationally.
  • The Jepson School enhances public understanding of leadership.