Mission And Vision


The global leader in textile innovation: education, research, and service.


Through innovative educational practices and multi-disciplinary research activities, we provide visionary leadership and collaborative services to the university, State and global communities.

Wilson College of Textiles Core Values

Leadership. Innovation. Engagement. Inclusiveness. Respect. Connectedness.

We live by what we value:

Leadership: Leading the world in textile knowledge and education with integrity and humility.

Innovation: Promoting and supporting a culture of innovation and creativity by being bold in our choices and persistent in our efforts, while advancing environmental stewardship and economic sustainability.

Engagement: Engaging and motivating our students, faculty, staff, and partners to aspire to excellence and integrity in all of their endeavors and apply their expertise to serve the greater good.

Inclusiveness: Developing and maintaining a diverse, welcoming, and safe environment for all. Ensuring that initiatives are geared toward including and retaining people with differing ideas, varied backgrounds, and identities.

Respect: Treating all with respect and striving to ensure personal safety and honoring freedom of thought, expression, and creativity, the diversity of people and opinions, and academic freedom.

Connectedness: Engaging in our present while honoring our past to ensure a successful future by continuously strengthening partnerships to advance education, research, and the textile industry.