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Strategic Planning Comments

Letter from President Pink regarding 2018-2022 Strategic Plan:

A community college has a special role, different from what we might see from other institutions of higher education. We are called upon to serve the people who make up our community – our neighbors, our employers, our fellow educators. And, at Grand Rapids Community College, we are proud to do so. 

It’s vitally important that we are relevant and responsive to our community. We must be the place where people turn to gain education and career skills. Our efforts must reflect the challenges faced by all of the people we serve and the goals they strive to reach. Together, we will make our community stronger.

Our strategic plan is our roadmap as move forward. We’ve worked with the Strategic Leadership Team, other GRCC family members, and stakeholders to develop a solid three-year plan to guide our campus. These goals for 2018 through 2021 are:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Completion and Transfer
  • Equity
  • Community Impact
  • Sustainability and Infrastructure

Our commitment to these goals will be unwavering and our work as a community college is essential. And I know, with the dedicated team we have at GRCC, we will be successful.

A copy of the Strategic Plan is available on the GRCC website at: Strategic Plan


Stay relevant, stay responsive!

Bill Pink