Mission, Vision, and Values


The mission of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is to improve the health and promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research, and service.


The vision of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is Optimal Health for All.


We believe that, at its core, public health is about social justice – what’s best for all of us, not just a few.

Matters of Health

We define “health” broadly, to include all those things which allow individuals, families, and communities to be fully functional and able to live life to the fullest.

Core Values

Nurturing Our Students: We provide a collegial and stimulating environment for didactic and practical learning experiences that foster individual and professional development.

Fostering Excellence In Teaching, Research and the Practice of Public Health: We emphasize scholarship sustained by a learning environment that encourages interaction, mentoring and lifelong learning.

Fostering a Progressive Attitude: We are adaptable, creative, and open to innovative approaches in teaching, research, and the practice of public health.

Promoting High Ethical Standards: The faculty, staff and students value personal and professional integrity. Our daily activities are based on this responsibility and reflect a commitment to these core values.

Establishing and Maintaining a Collegial Atmosphere: The faculty, staff and students are compassionate, supportive, and devoted to furthering the goals and mission of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

Collaboration: We emphasize the need to work with other health-related organizations whenever possible.