Valdosta State University now has a new mission statement.
The state board of regents has reclassified VSU as a comprehensive university instead of just a regional university.
The university's president said Wednesday this new mission statement expresses the university's desire to remain South Georgia's premier university while at the same time working to expand its reach beyond South Georgia.
"It sets the bar higher. It really compels us to set our sights at a national level," said Bill McKinney, president of Valdosta State University.
To read the new mission statement, visit www.valdosta.edu.