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Running head: PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

Personal Mission Statement


Jacob A. Hartz
Seattle University
SDAD 5900: Capstone Seminar
Erica K. Yamamura, Ph.D.

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

I have found that my purpose in life revolves heavily around consistent human
interaction. I realize that through these interactions, my perspectives on whom I am as a person
and as a professional are consistently in-flux. Throughout my journey, I have embraced the
concept of welcoming new ideas and challenging old ones, with each of these transactions
bringing me closer to self authorship (Baxter Magolda, 2001). Although this shift in perspective
has occurred in many painful and slow steps, I have found my experiences are not simply
replaced as [I] grow but subsumed into more complex systems of mind (Bolman & Gallos,
1994, p. 198). While I celebrate the progress I have made, I understand that I will never stop
learning and expanding. I will strive to consistently remember the transformative and
transferable value in the constructive conversations I have had and will continue to have.

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References

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in College: Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Bolman, L. G., & Gallos, J. V. (2011). Reframing academic leadership. San Francisco: JosseyBass.