Department of Purchasing Mission Statement:

The Department of Purchasing strives to support the University's mission by offering services and programs to the campus in the most cost efficient and effective manner possible. 

The University of Akron Mission Statement: 

The University of Akron, a publicly assisted metropolitan institution, strives to develop enlightened members of society. It offers comprehensive programs of instruction from associate through doctoral levels; pursues a vigorous agenda of research in the arts, sciences, and professions; and provides service to the community. The university pursues excellence in undergraduate education and distinction in selected areas of graduate instruction, inquiry, and creative activity.