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VGCC Seeks Franklin County Input At Long-Range Planning Session

Vance-Granville Community College is inviting Franklin County residents to participate in a Strategic Initiatives Forum to help form a long-range plan for the college.

The session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Franklin County Campus on N.C. 56 west of Louisburg on Thursday, March 24. A box lunch will be provided at the beginning of the session.

In issuing the invitation, VGCC President Randy Parker said the college needs community input concerning the economic, social, cultural and educational needs of Franklin County and ways in which the college can incorporate these needs into its educational mission.

The Franklin County meeting is the second of similar sessions to be held in all four of the counties – Warren, Vance, Granville and Franklin – served by Vance-Granville Community College. The first was held at the Warren County Campus on Feb. 23 and was well-attended.

“Input received in these sessions will help determine how Vance-Granville can meet the needs as defined in each community,” Parker said. “This input will be part of VGCC’s Strategic Initiatives as we develop a strategic plan for the college’s future to prepare our communities for the new knowledge-based and global economy and marketplace.”

“New skills and knowledge are required to prepare a better trained workforce, and VGCC must provide the leadership to meet these needs,” Parker added.

While participants have lunch, President Parker and Roxanne Fleming, VGCC Director of Institutional Effectiveness, will make brief presentations. Participants will then break out into small groups to discuss specific topics and brainstorm solutions. Everyone will then return as a group to review the information that will become components of the college’s long-range plan.

Persons who are able to participate in this important planning session should call Bobbie Jo May, Director of the Franklin County Campus, at (919) 496-1567 by Monday, March 21, to reserve a place.