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Draft Strategic Goals

We want to:

  • Improve the student experience to support student success and retention
  • Modernize our facilities and enhance the physical presence of Columbia College in the community
  • Align our academic programs, general education core, research enterprise, and community engagement with our commitment to the social mobility of our students in a 21st-century context
  • Grow our athletics and visual & performing arts programs
  • Improve our brand awareness and the awareness of the programs, faculty, and alumni that advance our mission
  • Optimize our support systems (auxiliary services, policies, processes, and procedures) for the effective and efficient delivery of high-quality service and support to our students, staff, and faculty 
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Draft Values Statements

Columbia College is a community that:

  • Welcomes each individual as they are and who they can become.
  • Respects the perspectives and voices of all.
  • Fosters personal and professional growth and exploration.
  • Instills intellectual curiosity through innovative Liberal Arts.
  • Continues a history of resilience and opportunity. 
  • Empowers its students for leadership, engagement, service, and social justice locally and beyond.

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