Recently we revised the MCCC Mission and Vision. This revisions have not changed who we are or what we do. The revisions simply put in focus, with certain key words, what we are, what we do, and what we continually strive to accomplish.
The Old Mission Statement reads as follows:
Monroe County Community College provides a variety of higher education opportunities to enrich the lives of the residents of Monroe County.
The new statement is:
Monroe County Community College enriches and transforms lives by providing opportunity and excellence in higher education.
The new Mission Statement is clearly more powerful and not as limiting. Not only are we enriching lives, we are transforming lives “….by providing opportunity and excellence in higher education.” In essence, we have been able to strengthen the mission statement with fewer words. It is more succinct, robust, and focused.
The Vision Statement was also enhanced. The old Vision Statement reads as follows:
Monroe County Community College aspires to be our community’s first choice for higher learning.
The new Vision Statement is:
Monroe County Community College will be an innovative and progressive higher education institution and our community’s first choice for a quality post-secondary education.
The words “innovative”, “progressive”, and “quality” are clearly more aspirational, while the expression, “will be” is more definitive in terms of where we are going as an institution.
It is worth noting that all this work was done while working on a detailed Strategic Planning document.
Thanks so much to the faculty, staff, students, Board, and community members who wrote, rewrote, edited, and revised these statements over the past several months. Now, we move forward together to continue enriching and transforming lives as we aspire to be the best that we can be.