Strategic Plan (2021-2025)

Working Together for a Better Community

Our Mission

Empowering students, strengthening businesses, and enriching communities

Our Vision

Improving the quality of life in the communities we serve

A Word From the President

Community colleges have a special role in higher education, unique from other institutions. We are called to serve the needs of individuals, businesses, and communities in our district. At Hawkeye Community College, we are proud to be able to do so.

Working Together for a Better Community, our new strategic plan, provides the framework for the most important work we will do: helping those we serve reach the goals they strive to achieve. It will help shape the college’s future and establish Hawkeye as a place where individuals turn for education, training, and career skills.

Developed with a renewed sense of passion and excitement from our campus community and business partners, our strategic plan supports our new vision and mission for the college and reaffirms our commitment to those we serve.

As we focus on the needs of our students, businesses, and communities, our overarching initiatives include:

  • Creating a diverse and inclusive culture for learning and upward mobility.
  • Providing education opportunities to meet the needs of our workforce.
  • Developing career pathways to ensure student and community success.

We will build upon our strengths, address our weaknesses, and work to realize our full potential. We look forward to developing partnerships, creating opportunities, and investing in our future.

Our strategic plan, Working Together for a Better Community, is the result of the collaborative efforts of the steering committee and input from students, business leaders, community members, and employees. Our Board of Trustees provided feedback throughout the process and approved the plan in November 2020.

Working Together for a Better Community will help make our communities a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Dr. Todd Holcomb
Hawkeye Community College President

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