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Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023

Message From the President

GCC President James SunserThere’s an old proverb that says the past and present cannot be changed, but that the future is yet in our power.

As GCC educators, we are keenly aware of the power and potential of the future.  Education, more than any other force in society, is focused on the needs and opportunities that will shape our world decades from now.   And the driving belief of education is that we can nurture the skills and talents that people can use to build the great communities and world of tomorrow.

Our strategic plan – “Framing Our Future” – is the blueprint that will guide Genesee Community College between 2018 and 2023. But more importantly, “Framing Our Future” will provide the tools our students and citizens will use to shape our Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming county communities – and our nation and world – for decades to come.

Yes, our strategic plan is a management tool. We will use it to drive programs, budgets and operations. But our strategic plan also embodies the hopes and aspirations we hold for our students and our neighbors. Underlying the managerial priorities and objectives outlined in “Framing Our Future” are bold visions of dynamic citizens and leaders, thriving workplaces, and strong communities.

This strategic plan is our tool of choice for grasping the amazing possibilities that lie before us. I invite you to familiarize yourself with this important document, and join us in harnessing the power of the future.

Executive Summary

Genesee Community College’s previous Strategic Plans, “Strength through Collaboration”, and “Success through Collaboration” helped to guide the College from 2011 through 2018. To ensure that the College continues to operate in a focused and efficient manner, a comprehensive effort has been undertaken to update the College’s Strategic Plan through the 2022- 2023 academic year.  The updated strategic plan will be implemented in support of the College’s vision and mission that will assist in “Framing Our Future.”

The College has had much success in past years, but many challenges remain to meet the needs of the local, regional, and global community.  The College’s updated strategic plan consists of Strategic Priorities supported by Core Objectives which will provide a road map to meeting key performance indicators.  The Core Objectives emphasize Genesee’s commitment to helping students successfully complete their educational goals. 

With an increasingly diverse student population, the challenge to meet those personal goals is significant, requiring a concerted and strategic approach. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee updated the strategic plan utilizing institutional and industry data, as well as a significant amount of campus and community input received through open forums.  Of the many Core Objectives considered, the achievement of student success was a constant theme throughout the process.  Additional significant objectives include supporting faculty and staff development; diversity and inclusion; further developing local, regional, and global partnerships; developing initiatives in support of economic, social and environmental sustainability; and providing support to students in the development and achievement of their individual educational goals.Framing Our Future Logo

Genesee Community College will continue to build on its successes with new collaborative partnerships, innovative academic programs, and an inclusive culture that promotes academic excellence, continuous improvement, and professional development.  The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan will serve as a living plan for the College to empower its students, employees and partners in “Framing Our Future.”