The campus community of Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is bound by a basic understanding that our students, regardless of how they arrive at LCCC, yearn for a better life by engaging in the process of higher education. We are compelled to aid this transformation by offering diverse educational experiences designed to be inspirational for all those involved in the learning process. While we recognize our work is diverse, the entirety of the work we do is grounded in the four foundational elements of the comprehensive community college mission:
At LCCC, we believe our core values are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College and could not be extracted in any way. They define who we are and how we behave as a community.
We readily admit to a mismatch between our desire for these VALUES and their existence at the College. However, our strong aspiration for these values will shape the actions we take to ensure their universal presence at LCCC into the future.
We are committed to promoting a culture of evidence that compels us to continuously strive for greater competence, productivity, and excellence in serving our students and community.
Leveraging the diversity of our talents, we engage in the practice of wide-ranging, open-minded discourse with civility and respect. Our work is objectively grounded in what is best for our community and the provision of equitable opportunity for all.
We embrace the notion of adaptability, where our curiosity leads to forward-looking and unique actions. We are unencumbered by convention, endeavoring to discover improved ways of serving our students and community. We strive to make the impossible possible.
We aspire toward outstanding achievement in teaching and learning, degree completion,
transfer success, workforce success, equity for all student populations, leadership
and institutional culture. Our big goal is to be recognized for these levels of excellence
as a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence on or before 2030.
See https://highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-prize/ for more information.
In the future we are no longer the best kept secret in the Rocky Mountain West. Our frontier mentality will not allow us to be encumbered by habits of old constructs. Rather, we are engineered to be nimble, driven towards innovation, striving to make the impossible, possible. Students and partners seek us because of what we do and what we offer. Our enrollment will reach record levels as a result of deeper engagement, an identifiably different student experience, and the value proposition of our programs and services. We will achieve equitable outcomes for all students, leading to good jobs and/or transfer with advance standing at our university partners. In turn, our region’s economy will be diversified in large part because of LCCC’s leadership. We intentionally catalyze change.
The campus community, its leadership, and the Board of Trustees realize LCCC can have a direct impact on Wyoming’s economic growth and prosperity. To do that, we must embrace our role of ensuring equitable opportunity to postsecondary outcomes for all students. These outcomes must include access to life-sustaining occupations immediately upon graduation or by achieving advanced standing and success at a transfer institution. The following goals, strategies and foundational initiatives represent our road map to achieving that end.
A note about initiatives. This plan is a living, evolving document. While the goals and strategies will remain the focus for the duration of this plan, it is fully expected that additional initiatives and underlying projects, tasks, etc. will continue to emerge and evolve through the completion of this plan.