Mission Statement

The College of Education and Integrative Studies is a learning community focused on meeting the present and future needs of students in our communities. We educate students to become highly qualified and significant leaders in our society. We are committed to the principles of diversity, ethics and social justice, and life-long learning. Central to our mission are innovative and integrative thinking, reflective practice, collaborative action, and learning by doing.

Doctoral Alumna Featured on We Are CPP

Educator Opens Doors to Possibilities

Kathrine Morillo-Shone

Kathrine Morillo-Shone ('15, educational leadership) has worn many hats during her 19 years in education but she has always been a possibility maker.

Prior to teaching, she worked as a counselor at an institution for severely emotionally disturbed boys. After seeing the impact that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) had on children’s learning, she was inspired to help children get the education they deserve by becoming a teacher.

“I wanted to be the compassionate anchor for these undeserved population, to move them from hurt to hope, to advocate for their possibilities so that it’s not just about beating the odds, rather, changing the odds for them,” she says.

Read her full story on We Are CPP.