Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.


Vision

Strive for:

  • Satisfaction: Demonstrate excellence in all we do as measured by those we serve.

  • Completion: Do what it takes for students to achieve their goals.

  • Success: Prepare all constituents to make a positive impact and inspire change in the world.


Values

Agency

  • We trust the capacity of individuals to act both independently and collaboratively in carrying out their job responsibilities and to make informed decisions based on diverse perspectives and data.
  • We are courageous in our decision-making.
  • We are accountable for the decisions we make and appreciate that self-reflection is a learning opportunity.

Equity and Inclusion

  • Our shared purpose unites us, and our diversity strengthens our actions.
  • We intentionally engage many voices and seek to understand existing inequities before taking action.
  • We bring open minds and appreciation of backgrounds, expertise, talents, and experiences to every conversation.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Honesty, integrity, and clarity are the foundation of our communications.
  • We practice civil discourse: we listen more, talk less, and say what we mean.
  • We work toward common understanding.
  • We lead by example, appreciating that our actions are more powerful than our words.
  • We work in and across teams to accomplish our shared goal of student success.

Respect

  • We act in the best interests of our students.
  • We consider the perspectives, feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others.
  • We are kind and courteous in our interactions and engage in courageous conversations for the betterment of our students, our College, and ourselves.
  • Our expertise and contributions are valued and as such we are happy and productive.

Innovation

  • We encourage creative thinking and taking chances in the pursuit of excellence.
  • We let our curiosity propel us toward new, smarter ways of working and serving our students.
  • Our agility enables us to be responsive to each other, our students, and the competitive environment.


Strategies

  1. Establish relevant, flexible options for learning that respond to community needs for growth and prosperity.
  2. Create an engaging and inclusive learning experience so ALL students can achieve their goals.
  3. Foster a participative culture that encourages success by hiring, developing, and retaining diverse employees that share the College's values.
  4. Develop ways to fund educational opportunities to ensure student success.
  5. Prepare students to distinguish themselves as compassionate contributors and leaders in the global community.
  6. Build, strengthen, and sustain partnerships that drive intellectual, social, and economic development and vitality.

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