Dewar College of Education and Human Services Mission Statement

The Dewar College of Education & Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in educational settings and community agencies; fosters a culture of reflective, evidence-based practice, and inquiry within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff; provides leadership in the improvement of the education, health, and well-being of citizens in this region, the nation, and the world; and develops effective, responsive scholars and practitioners who use theory, research, and collaboration to enhance their work in a global, diverse, and technological society.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Mission Statement

The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Valdosta State University is to engage students in learning, research, clinical practice, and service. This mission is based on artistic, humanistic, scientific, and cultural principles related to communication disorders. Graduates are prepared to engage in a lifetime commitment to the use of evidence-based practices in their chosen profession. They are prepared in ways that will enable them to participate in vital professional roles in the region they serve and in state and national arenas.


Below are the strategies for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

  • Increase diverse learning experiences
  • Improve program diversity and inclusion
  • Improve the visibility and communication efforts of the program and clinic
  • Increase student learning outcomes across the academic and clinical curricula

CSD Strategic Plan with Goals