Mission & Values

To serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the engineering profession by providing high quality engineering education programs;  engaging in research and scholarship that advances knowledge; and partnering in the economic development of the greater Louisville region, Kentucky and the nation through workforce development and 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