1. Global Leadership: Develop leaders with the ability to solve complex problems, facilitate change in accordance with our common mission, to preserve and protect resources, livelihoods, and cultures in our national parks.
2. Excellence in Science: Invigorate a commitment to excellence in the sciences that underlie our sustainability-focused mission.
3. Collaborative Partnerships: Build effective partnerships among federal agencies, academic institutions, non profits, and other organizations to collaboratively address our commitment to multi-institutional collaboration.
4. Education: Integrate, assess, and enhance educational efforts across disciplines with a focus on our mission to develop leaders who have multidisciplinary skills and embrace key principles of sustainability.