Vision, Mission and Goals

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Vision

Transforming lives, enriching communities and enhancing futures by creating an environment of innovation, equity and excellence through education.

Mission

We are a values-driven institution that delivers quality education, training and support focused on student success in an evolving economy.

Core Themes

  • Workforce Preparation
  • Student Success
  • Institutional Excellence

Values

Equity
We recognize that the unique needs, goals and circumstances of the individual have a direct impact on a person’s ability to access and benefit from college activities and opportunities.
Excellence
We seek opportunities to consistently exceed our best individual and institutional performance.
Respect
We consider respect to be the inherent dignity we give all people.
Diversity
We celebrate the many individuals that make up our community and embrace the opportunity to learn from both their differences and similarities.
Innovation
We pursue the development and application of new ideas that lead to creative solutions.
Student Success
We support our students to reach or exceed their personal goals or other desirable outcomes.
Lifelong Learning
We promote ongoing pursuit of knowledge for both personal and professional reasons.
Social Responsibility
We commit to decisions and actions that are socially aware and make us a strong community partner.

Strategic Priorities

  1. Increase student success and educational access.
  2. Respond to local community and business & industry.
  3. Become more entrepreneurial.

Strategic Goals

Promote Student Success

  1. Provide an environment that supports student retention, persistence and completion
  2. Invest in personal and professional growth for all employees
  3. Celebrate staff and student achievement, success and creativity

Champion Equity

  1. Create an understanding of equitable principles
  2. Identify and implement opportunities for increasing equity
  3. Identify and address achievement gaps

Build an Educated Community

  1. Ensure student learning outcomes are aligned with current professional standards
  2. Respond to labor market needs and close workforce gaps
  3. Expand lifelong learning and professional credentialing opportunities
  4. Strengthen educational transitions between K-12 and higher education

Enhance Institutional Capacity

  1. Create and improve systems to support a culture of inquiry and evidence-based decision making
  2. Review and revise systems and processes for effectiveness
  3. Judiciously manage the acquisition, use and maintenance of goods and materials
  4. Integrate technology across the college

Promote Innovation

  1. Upgrade the college’s innovation support structures
  2. Create a culture where all ideas can be shared and validated
  3. Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors and skills that can be applied across the college
  4. Develop collaborative and innovative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Create and Maintain a Sustainable College Community

  1. Cultivate relationships and explore options to find and utilize alternative funding sources
  2. Maintain and update existing infrastructure
  3. Implement sustainable practices
  4. Document our institutional knowledge

Foster Community Engagement and Social Responsibility

  1. Build and maintain community partnerships
  2. Promote and strengthen internship and service opportunities
  3. Identify and develop opportunities for community education and outreach
  4. Promote a welcoming and safe environment