​Mission & Goals

Mission: The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Professional Services (SPPS) is to establish a professional services mechanism and expand grant services for faculty and staff to aid in garnering external funding that will directly align with the University’s mission of “equipping students for meaningful lives and productive careers”. In doing so, the SPPS will be responsive to emerging opportunities for faculty/staff and students within and outside of our institution. 


Goal for Sponsored Programs: Sponsored Programs will support student learning by assisting faculty members with proposals that expand opportunities for undergraduate and graduate scholarship, research and creative endeavors. 


Goal for Professional Services: Professional Services will support faculty/staff members in outreach opportunities that result in quality university-community partnerships, thereby increasing opportunities for innovative educational programs for students.