Mission and Guiding Principles

Johnson & Wales University … an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

In support of our mission and recognizing the importance of preserving our unique student-centered culture we will be guided by the following principles:

  • Undertake continuous improvement and planning for a sustainable future.
  • Foster a teaching-focused university that encourages appropriate scholarship and offers relevant programs that maximize student potential.
  • Enrich our academic programs with experiential and work-integrated learning.
  • Be cost-conscious in our endeavor to provide an affordable private university education and be a good steward of our resources.
  • Embrace diversity for a richly inclusive community.
  • Model ethical behavior and local, national and global citizenship.
  • Value our faculty and staff by investing in their quality of life and professional development.
  • Provide facilities, technology and other resources to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.