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The Presidents Corner

Achieving Our Goals

By President Wes Bryan

In September 2004, the college adopted a new seven year Master Plan. The summary document was entitled, “Pathways…our Guide for College Planning.” We are now at the halfway point and in the process of completing our third cycle of program review using this Plan. The Plan provided a framework for our successful re-accreditation and planning for our Measure C Projects, which are nearing the 65% mark of completion, with the final three story building (Learning Resources Center) under construction now.

Let’s check off what we have accomplished. It will make you proud.

Goal # 1 – College Planning

Goal # 2 – Enrollment Management

Goal # 3 – Student Achievement

Goal # 4 – Student Support

Goal # 5 – Facilities – thanks to Measure C

Goal # 6 – Campus Diversity

Goal # 7 – Institutional Advancement

There is much on this list to celebrate; however, we know the task of continuous improvement is never ending. We endeavor to challenge both our students and ourselves to better our lives by improving our skills, engaging our minds in the pursuit of knowledge, and the enjoyment of the arts, while involving ourselves in service to others. Together –faculty, staff, students, and community members–must recommit annually to the improvement of our college.

Now we are initiating the revision of several college plans, because check boxes don’t mean we are finished. They simply mean we are able to choose our next important task. Our college motto says it all: Oceans of Opportunity. It helps to remind us that the future is full of possibilities, and effective planning positions us to take advantage of that next opportunity.