Vision (Who we want to be)

Approved: June 1, 2021

To Enrich Everyone Through Education

Mission (Who we are)

Approved: June 1, 2021

We serve the educational needs and economic growth of our community, by promoting lifelong student learning and success.

Core Values (What guides us)

Approved: June 1, 2021

Providing a helpful and encouraging environment where exceptional learning and experiences can exist. 

Working together for a shared purpose by fostering positive and productive relationships with diverse populations throughout the college and our community.

Striving for the ongoing pursuit of the highest quality inside and outside the classroom.

Maintaining honest and open relationships, utilizing strong ethical principles, in everything we do.

Encouraging thinking and exploring beyond the bounds of traditional ideas.

Strategic Plan for Institutional Excellence Goals and Objectives

Approved: June 1, 2021

Goals are defined for a 5-year period. The Objectives defined herein are for the 2021-2022 academic year only. Further objectives will be defined in the second half of the academic year for the following academic year.

Goal 1   Increase enrollment by 2% a year over a five-year period college-wide, with a 1% increase coming from Haywood County residents (Enrollment).

Objective 1 Develop and execute a formal recruiting strategy that focuses on increasing the diversity of the student body and prioritizes programming that proactively responds to community and student needs.


Goal 2   Consistent year-over-year improvement on our engagement levels with students, community, and employees (Engagement).

Objective 1 Define the vision for community engagement and develop the strategy to achieve that vision.


Goal 3   Progress on our short- and long-term facilities and infrastructure needs based on our comprehensive infrastructure facility roadmap (Facilities & Infrastructure).

Objective 1 Develop a formal, comprehensive, and well-integrated technology, infrastructure, and facilities roadmap.
Objective 2 Advanced planning for highest priority projects.


Goal 4   Meet or exceed expectations on employee engagement, diverse representation, people development, and talent recruitment, based on a defined workplace culture of excellence, well-being, and high performance (Talent).

Objective 1 Measure and grow employee satisfaction with year over year improvement.


Goal 5   Increase student success by 10% over a five-year period, to ensure students are progressing on or meeting their goals and the college is providing skilled workers to the community (Growth).

Objective 1 Increase student retention rate by 2% over the next year.



An electronic copy of the strategic plan as an Adobe PDF can be downloaded using one of the following links: