Strategic Plan 2012-2017

In spring 2012, Harford Community College then President Dr. Dennis Golladay approved the creation of a 25-member, broadly representative Strategic Planning Committee to develop a strategic plan for 2013 - 2017 (later extended to 2018). The plan is intended to focus and guide the entire College, its units, and its resources toward the achievement of well-articulated goals. The plan will have a major impact on the College’s effectiveness and fulfillment of its mission.

  • Our mission describes our purpose and what we do.
  • Our vision states what HCC aspires to become and describes what we will provide to our students.
  • Our values reflect core beliefs that drive our actions.
  • Our goals define the broad areas on which the College will focus over the next five years, and
  • Our strategies identify the ways we plan to achieve our goals.

The plan is an evolving, dynamic document that will also allow the College to react to opportunities as they arise.

The assessment of the College’s progress in meeting its goals and implementing its strategies will be primarily the responsibility of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE).

The 2013 - 2018 strategic plan included the following mission, vision, and values:


Harford Community College provides accessible, innovative, learner-centered educational opportunities. As an open-access institution, the College promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. The College fosters lifelong learning, global awareness, and social and cultural enrichment.


To be a national higher education leader by transforming lives through imagination, compassion, and rigor.


Equity and Inclusion Statement

As the anchor institution for higher education in Harford County, Harford Community College embraces equity and inclusion as guiding principles for best serving our students and all Harford County residents. Collectively, we benefit from the collaborative learning environment that is fostered when everyone's unique voices and life experiences are welcomed. Our policies, practices, and pedagogies are designed to create a pluralistic environment that is free from intolerance and honors our College's values. Through education and awareness, we empower members of our community to contribute to the advancement of social justice in our global society.