Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

The VISION of Research and Innovation is to support world-class research and discovery by University faculty, staff and students, who ask bigger questions and generate better answers every day to bring brand enhancement and global visibility to the University.


Our Mission

The MISSION of the Division of Research & Innovation is to advance the research capabilities of the University of Memphis by striving for excellence in research across campus and growing the cutting-edge capacity of Memphis. We will strive to realize this by enabling the research success of our faculty through supporting university research centers, institutes and core facilities; providing research development, stewardship, compliance and safety services; and, securing strategic external partnerships for initiatives designed to grow institutional research capacity.


Our Values

  • Accountable
  • Collaborative
  • Diverse
  • Ethical
  • Innovative


Highest Priorities

  • Student Success
  • Academic Excellence
  • Research and Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Community, Internal and External Collaborations
  • Brand Enhancement and Global Visibility
  • Sustainability