IV. Reaffirming CMC’s Mission Statement

In the Spring and Fall of 2017 in preparation for the work of this Committee, the Board of Trustees engaged in an extended review and discussion regarding CMC’s guiding values and core beliefs that resulted in the Board of Trustees’ Statement of Guiding Values and Core Beliefs of Claremont McKenna College (the “Statement”) . At the same time the Board of Trustees unanimously reaffirmed the College’s Mission Statement. The Committee also reviewed the College’s guiding values and core beliefs, reaffirmed that the College’s mission is its most important strategic asset, and strongly endorsed the Board’s reaffirmation of the College’s Mission Statement as set forth below:

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to prepare its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues its mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professoriate that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars.11


11 CMC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, December 5, 1991.