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From the President

Melik Khoury, President of Unity College
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury

In February 2023, Unity College became Unity Environmental University. This distinction honors our early heritage as a college prioritizing environmental sciences in conjunction with liberal arts, and positions us to lead the way for education as a cornerstone for critical change needed on a global level. This decision also coincides with our reclassification from a private liberal arts college to a Master’s College and University as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Our transformative change is not just about a new name, but also an expanded vision and mission statement that honors our history while reflecting our current trajectory. At Unity, we have always endeavored to instill in our students a sense of ambition mingled with stewardship that aligns with the eloquent expression by Jonas Salk: “Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught them.”

Our vision statement sets forth our goal for Unity Environmental University to be a “multifaceted organization recognized as the thought leader in global ecological, economic, and societal solutions.”

Complementing this vision is our mission statement, which emphasizes our dedication to providing exceptional education and experiential opportunities to cultivate environmentally astute professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to take ownership of sustainable ecosystems.

As we embark on the next chapter of our story, our unwavering commitment to our students remains at the forefront of our endeavors. We remain committed to meeting our students where they are and offering them a flexible, affordable, and accessible environmentally grounded education so they can be the change our world needs, and have the rewarding, impactful career they seek. We firmly believe the world is in need of more Unity Environmental University alumni!

With pride,

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
President, Unity Environmental University