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Office Mission and Core Values

Office Mission Statement

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning expands access to academic credit learning experiences and lifelong learning opportunities for students through distance learning, extended studies, and continuing education. 

Core Values

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning achieves its mission through strong collaboration among our team and other departments on campus; mutual respect for faculty, staff, and students; effective and accurate communication; and conscientious action in our daily operations. 


We are collaborative. We work together and cooperate. We are helpful. We collaborate with one another and with other university offices and staff. We listen to all involved stakeholders. Through collaboration, we continue to develop and provide quality courses and programs to Texas State students, faculty, staff and other constituents.


We are respectful. We maintain a professional demeanor in both conduct and appearance. We strive to create an environment in which people respect and listen to one another, speak when appropriate, and permit other people to participate and express their views.


We communicate. We deliver timely and accurate information and assistance to stakeholders. We communicate and act quickly as problems and opportunities arise.


We are conscientious. We make every effort to be accurate, efficient, and resourceful in our work. We are thoughtful, attentive, and considerate. We value initiative in problem-solving.