DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Mission Statement review process moves forward
By Mission and Ministry /
February 5, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Data gathering has now been completed and the process has moved to synthesizing what has been learned. Formal reports will be completed by the end of January and sent to the Board's Mission Committee. The final reports will become available for the university community upon completion of the process, but at this point several highlights have emerged:
Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M., Vice President for Mission and Ministry, has overseen this process with the support of staff members in the Division of Mission and Ministry.
“I believe that this entire process contributes to building a sense of community around common purpose. This purpose that is not given to us, but one that we define together based on our experience, our own worldview and our own understanding of the legacy given to us in the Vincentian Spirit," he says. “I'm happy to find that all the main elements of the Vincentian Spirit have been explicitly named—human dignity, community, celebration of diversity, students as our primary mission, care for those on the margins, and social and environmental justice."
Moving forward, Fr. Campuzano and the Division of Mission and Ministry will work in communication and collaboration with the Board Mission Committee to create a revised Mission Statement to be presented for approval by the Board of Trustees in May. Once the statement is formally approved, the Division of Mission and Ministry will launch a campaign to introduce the updated Mission Statement.