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UNC Tomorrow:  ECU's Response


The University of North Carolina is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. In order to efficiently and effectively fulfill its three-pronged mission of education, research and scholarship, and public service in the 21st century, the University should proactively anticipate and identify the needs facing our state over the next twenty years and, consistent with its mission, develop and implement responses to those needs.


ECU is committed to the findings of the UNC Tomorrow Commission and to further devoting the university to the public good. As our motto Servire instructs -- We Serve.


The implications of the UNC Tomorrow report align perfectly with the mission and goals of East Carolina University and its aspirations. As part of ECU’s centennial celebration and self-assessment in 2007, ECU developed its new strategic plan. This plan identified the institution’s core values: respect, authenticity, accountability, diversity, teamwork, and commitment to serve. It further identified ECU’s “new century opportunities”: ensuring access, supporting student success, creating new opportunity for eastern North Carolina, forging effective partnerships, and responding to the greatest needs of communities and individuals.