Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The John C. Stennis Institute of Government performs a threefold mission:

  1. To enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Mississippi state and local governments through basic and applied research, training, technical assistance, and service
  2. To provide technical assistance and research for both rural development in Mississippi and regional activities in the Southeast
  3. To promote civic education and citizen involvement in the political process

Our Vision

The Stennis Institute will be recognized at the local, state, and national levels as a leader and innovator in education, research, and training efforts that enhance government capacities to serve its constituents.

To be successful, the Institute must:

  • Disseminate information and provide training on essential government functions to underserved populations in Mississippi
  • Lead in governance solutions and innovation
  • Excel and adapt programs to form to its core mission
  • Collaborate with the University, State, Nation, and International communities to address multidimensional and complex challenges
  • Effectively brand and communicate the values of the Institute to current and future markets