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Mission and Vision Statement

“To provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high-quality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly research, and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world so that southern university graduates are competent, informed, and productive citizens.”

The mission of the Jewel Limar Prestage Public Policy, Polling, and Research Center aligns with the overall mission of Southern University and A&M College, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), 1890 land-grant institution, stated below:

Similarly, the Jewel Prestage Center aligns with the mission of the Department of Political Science, which seeks to produce citizens well versed in the substantive content of the disciplines of political science and geography in order to prepare its graduates for careers in public service and in the private sector and to promote the values consistent with civic engagement and global leadership.

The vision for the establishment of the Jewel Limar Prestage Public Policy, Polling & Research Center (JLPC) is to become a premier research, data analysis and polling center, which will serve the community by utilizing and analyzing survey data and research to advance policy issues and debates and to equip our undergraduate and graduate students with the requisite research skills that will enable them to be competitive in a global marketplace.