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Strategic Plan


A selective, independent teaching and learning community affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon College offers both a challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and select graduate programs. In a primarily residential setting, the Lyon College experience is guided by the Honor System and enlightened by co-curricular programs, service and experiential learning, and opportunities for leadership. Together these foster critical, creative thought and ethical, spiritual growth that will prepare students for fulfilling personal and professional lives committed to lifelong learning and service.


Lyon College will be the premier institution in Arkansas for academic and professional advancement.


  • Lyon College cultivates the curious mind and mentors students to explore widely and think deeply about the world and their role in it.

  • We encourage integrity, well-being, and life-long success through study of the liberal arts.

  • We respect individuals, differences, and shared experiences so that every student can take part in a nurturing academic, social, and personal educational journey.

  • We foster robust connections and respect for others through purposeful collaboration with, and service to, both the local and wider community.


  • Sustainably grow our academic footprint in Arkansas and beyond.

  • Better serve our communities.

  • Further develop and promote Lyon College's identity to attract and retain talent and support.

*Approved unanimously by SPSC on 11/17/2022