The College of Business and Public Administration exists to develop students who think critically, act ethically, and contribute to evolving public and private sector environments. This mission is accomplished through the following means: guiding diverse students in their quest to create meaningful roles in their professions and communities through education, supporting research to maintain an involved and intellectually current faculty dedicated to teaching, and offering inclusive intellectual and community engagement to enrich students and society through lifelong learning. In addition to offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in multiple areas, the College of Business and Public Administration houses a number of centers and other program related activities. These units serve the professional and regional communities, provide research and development activities for students and faculty, and help to better integrate the college and the university with its various constituencies. The essence of the College of Business and Public Administration rests in its commitment to excellence, its focus on student learning, the relevance of its programs for modern professional careers, and its integration with the local region and state.