"We will build a school that is regionally focused and nationally recognized. This will be accomplished, by providing a social and physical institution where faculty, staff and students can reach their highest intellectual potential and productivity. Our school will attract students and faculty and welcome visiting scholars from around the world. We will strive to be leaders in the framing and definition of issues providing linkages between society and the environment. We will carry out sophisticated and cutting edge research to improve environmental understanding and implementing adaptive management. Through these contributions, the School will play a central role in transforming PSU to be a globally respected and recognized 21st century university."