Please mark your calendars - the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on August 9 has been canceled. Instead, a special Board of Trustees meeting will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017, to approve the college’s operating budget and conduct regular business
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Vision, Mission and Goals
Transforming lives, enriching communities and enhancing futures by creating an environment of innovation, equity and excellence through education.
Educating tomorrow's workforce.
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.
We seek opportunities to consistently exceed our best individual and institutional performance.
We consider respect to be the inherent dignity we give all people.
We celebrate the many individuals that make up our community and embrace the opportunity to learn from both their differences and similarities.
We pursue the development and application of new ideas that lead to creative solutions.
We support our students to reach or exceed their personal goals or other desirable outcomes.
We promote ongoing pursuit of knowledge for both personal and professional reasons.
We commit to decisions and actions that are socially aware and make us a strong community partner.
Increase student success and educational access.
Respond to local community and business & industry.
Become more entrepreneurial.
Promote Student Success
Provide an environment that supports student retention, persistence and completion
Invest in personal and professional growth for all employees
Celebrate staff and student achievement, success and creativity
Create an understanding of equitable principles
Identify and implement opportunities for increasing equity
Identify and address achievement gaps
Build an Educated Community
Ensure student learning outcomes are aligned with current professional standards
Respond to labor market needs and close workforce gaps
Expand lifelong learning and professional credentialing opportunities
Strengthen educational transitions between K-12 and higher education
Enhance Institutional Capacity
Create and improve systems to support a culture of inquiry and evidence-based decision making
Review and revise systems and processes for effectiveness
Judiciously manage the acquisition, use and maintenance of goods and materials
Integrate technology across the college
Upgrade the college’s innovation support structures
Create a culture where all ideas can be shared and validated
Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors and skills that can be applied across the college
Develop collaborative and innovative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Create and Maintain a Sustainable College Community
Cultivate relationships and explore options to find and utilize alternative funding sources
Maintain and update existing infrastructure
Implement sustainable practices
Document our institutional knowledge
Foster Community Engagement and Social Responsibility
Build and maintain community partnerships
Promote and strengthen internship and service opportunities
Identify and develop opportunities for community education and outreach
Promote a welcoming and safe environment