St. Lawrence College (SLC) has announced the launch of its new Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 – SLC in Five – intended to ‘guide the college as it continues to focus on putting students first and building community’.
The college reports almost 1,400 stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, union leaders, alumni, and community partners were consulted to develop the plan.
“Because of the work we did with the SLC community, SLC in Five truly belongs to us,” said St. Lawrence College President and CEO, Glenn Vollebregt. “After many months of engagement, SLC is now positioned to move ahead confidently, guided by a plan that is ours, knowing each action we take will contribute toward our goals for the future.”
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The new plan builds on the previous Our Future, 2014-2019 strategic plan – which introduced the College’s vision, mission and values – while also solidifying SLC’s commitment to providing a welcoming environment.
Emphasising this commitment was brought forward during the consulting process and Vollebregt says it has been addressed in the new plan by adding a new corporate value: Belonging.
In addition to the values of ‘Students First, Teamwork, Innovation, and Integrity’, the new value, Belonging, states:
We believe honesty, inclusivity and accountability are the pathways to success. As communities evolve, we look to create a sense of Belonging for our students, team, and partners. We celebrate diversity, respect our differences, value contributions, and foster an environment where everyone feels they can participate without discrimination in our College community.
SLC says it has also formalized an objective to continue the important work around Truth and Reconciliation to honour history and contribute to a positive future for Indigenous learners and communities.
St. Lawrence College has campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall and offers over 100 full-time programs. It has a community of 10,000 full-time students and more than 96,000 alumni.
More information about SLC in Five including a video summarizing the plan can be found at SLCinFive.ca
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