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Vision, Mission & Values

Mission Statement
Vance-Granville Community College educates, inspires, and supports a diverse community of learners to achieve professional and personal success.

Vision Statement
In partnership with our community, Vance-Granville Community College will lead the economic development of our region, be nationally-recognized for educational excellence, and improve our world through stewardship and sustainability.

Excellence – We value working to our full potential and demonstrating quality at all levels by meeting or exceeding our goals and establishing high expectations for achievement by everyone through continuous improvement.

Teaching – We value rigorous, quality instruction that maximizes student success through focused and purposeful student support and activities.

Communication – We value decision making through broad-based, respectful team work and effective dialogue.

Respect – We value professional working relationships and exceptional service for our faculty, staff, students, and community.

Access – We value keeping our services accessible to our communities through a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Diversity – We value the unique attributes and contributions of the members who enrich our college and its community.

Innovation – We value innovation and creativity through our leadership in learning, technology, and community partnerships.

Community – We value positive and supportive relationships among the faculty, staff, students, and community of our service area.

Sustainability – We value prudent stewardship of our resources and implementation of best practices in policies and operations that are ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable.


Educational Excellence from Access to Success
1.1 Increase student achievement through student-centered teaching.
1.2 Increase student completion through effective academic advising.
1.3 Facilitate college growth.
1.4 Cultivate a college-wide culture of support for a diverse community of learners.
1.5 Provide resources and experiences to empower students and prepare them for work or
higher education.

An Organizational Cultureof Quality, Cooperation, and Engagement

2.1 Recruit and hire exceptional employees.
2.2 Retain qualified employees.
2.3 Foster participation in meaningful professional development opportunities.
2.4 Enhance open communication.
2.5 Develop a campus community valuing health, safety, and quality of life opportunities.

A Learning Community of Continuous Improvement

3.1 Develop a culture that prioritizes individualized service to students
3.2 Develop a culture of continuous quality improvement and best practices.
3.3 Institute leadership development that supports and empowers all employees.

One College Experience
4.1 – Enhance support services.
4.2 – Foster student and employee engagement in college life.
4.3 – Partner with community organizations to support the college mission.
4.4 – Improve, maintain, and utilize adequate technology.

Institutional Stewardship: Securing and Sustaining Our Resources
5.1 Secure new and innovative resources to support institutional goals.
5.2 Implement risk assessment and management at the college.
5.3 Advance environmentally-friendly practices at the college.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 15, 2013.