Mission & Values

The mission of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering is to serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the engineering profession by providing high quality educational programs to all students; engaging in research and scholarship that will extend knowledge; and assisting the economic development of the regional, state and national economies through technology transfer.

J.B. Speed School of Engineering Values & Vision

Our vision is to become the preeminent provider of high-quality, accessible, and experiential-based engineering education and a national leader among public, metropolitan engineering institutions in research, scholarship, and creative activity.  We will achieve this vision while staying true to our core values:

  • Strive for excellence in all that we do
  • Uphold and encourage the highest ideals and ethics of the engineering profession
  • Build a diverse community of faculty, staff and students
  • Provide a personalized approach to teaching, learning, and research for our students
  • Seek to create and communicate new knowledge and ideas that improve the quality of life
  • Serve as trusted stewards of our culture and resources
  • Foster productive connections with our alumni, our University, and the world at large
  • Promote policies and practices that maintain a positive workplace environment