BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department debuted their new statement of philosophy and mission statements earlier this fall. Both statements align with and support the King University mission and vision statements that were debuted the year prior.
The department provides intentional instruction and opportunity in the integration of faith and sport through spiritual, character and leadership development. The athletic statements align with the University's mission and vision, as the athletic department strives to develop students that serve God, the Church and the world.
"We are committed to developing student-athletes who are leaders and servants, who achieve at high levels in every aspect of their lives," said David Hicks, Director of Athletics. "By instilling these values in our student-athletes, our coaching staff fosters a commitment to excellence in our student-athletes, which provides them with a foundation for success beyond their college years."
The statements are the work of a committee of coaches that worked over the past year to develop statements that help highlight the areas coaches, staff and faculty help our student-athletes grow and succeed while at King.
King University Mission Statement
We prepare students in our Christian academic community to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving God, the Church, and the world. We accomplish this through excellent teaching, high expectations, worthwhile example, and fidelity to our Presbyterian heritage. Our mission is the same for all campuses and sites; for online learning; and for all programs, curricular and extracurricular, graduate and undergraduate.
King University Vision Statement
We aim to be the preeminent small to medium-sized Christian university in the Upper South, with a reputation earned there and beyond as a school serious about its Christian commitment, focused on student success, dedicated to academic excellence, and successful in producing graduates who excel wherever they live, work, and serve.
King University Athletics Statement of Philosophy
We are committed to actively creating, promoting and sustaining a comprehensive and supportive Christian environment for our student-athletes, inspiring personal growth and the pursuit of excellence in academics and athletics.
King University Athletics Vision Statement
We develop student-athletes in a Christian academic community as scholars, competitors and responsible citizens to lead and serve in their communities and professions.