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The mission, vision, values and the adoption of the strategic plan are the most significant decisions made by the President and Board of Visitors. Although this is true, we feel that it is very important to solicit input on the direction of the university from its many constituents. The purpose of the Madison Commission is to provide input to the President to be considered in our planning endeavors for the years 2006-2012.

JMU President Linwood Rose announced The Madison Commission during his address to the faculty in August 2005.

Commission Charge:

Within the context of societal and higher education trends and issues:

James Madison University

Mission Statement: We are a community committed to preparing students to become educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Values: Our student-centered community values excellence, integrity and mutual respect.