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Leighton University is led by a cohesive team of trustees and administrative and academic leaders.

A private, independent university, Leighton is governed by a Board of Trustees.  Day-to-day operations are directed by the Chancellor with the support of senior administrators in the Chancellor's Cabinet. Together, Leighton’s leaders provide strategic direction for the University in fulfilling its mission and preparing students to reach their full potential.

To fulfill its mission the University strives for quality, innovation, and continuous improvement as it pursues the following goals:

  • Promote inclusive Excellence
  • Enhance the academic quality and competitiveness of the University.
  • Improve teaching and learning.
  • Strengthen scholarly research and creative achievement.
  • Support and sustain student development and quality of life.
  • Broaden global perspectives.
  • Advance the University through select, strategic alliances.