Lake Superior State University is Rising to the Challenge
Lake Superior State University’s small size, entrepreneurial spirit, distinct location, and unique mission equip us to be the prototype for Michigan’s public universities and an ideal beta test for implementing innovative policies and practices designed to enhance and expand higher education in our State. Nimble and entrepreneurial, Lakers are ready, willing and eager to take risks, try new programs, serve diverse populations, collaborate with multiple partners and be the institution to test new theories and strategies.
Our location in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with its pristine natural beauty, a stone’s throw from the bridge to Canada, the largest percentage of Native American students among Michigan’s public universities are distinct strengths. LSSU can and should be a driver of economic development and cultural vibrancy consistent with our mission and founding slogan, “Enter to Learn; Go forth to Serve.”
Yoopers are resilient, determined, clever, and not afraid to work a little harder for what we want and need. Higher education will need this spirit and grit to thrive in the future. We welcome advice and invite our Governor, legislature, fellow public universities, and thought leaders to share your ideas and expertise.