The board of regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
approved a revised mission and vision statement for Big Sandy Community and Technical
College (BSCTC) during its quarterly meeting on Friday, March 11.
The new statements are part of the colleges comprehensive 2016-2022 strategic plan.
It is important that we remain a forward-thinking institution with student success
and community, workforce and economic development as top priorities, said BSCTC President
Dr. Devin Stephenson. These revised mission and vision statements are an adequate
reflection of our intention to effectively change our region one student, one opportunity
at a time.
BSCTC serves more than 8,000 students annually through academic programs and its Workforce
Solutions division. The college has 30 programs, including the states first broadband
technology associate degree program that was announced earlier this month. It also
offers more than 200 industry-leading credentials. Later this year, BSCTC will break
ground on a $4.5 million Advanced Technology Center, the first of its kind in Kentucky.
The data tells us that we are clearly the first choice in higher education in our
service area, added Dr. Stephenson. We cannot and will not take that for granted.
Collaboratively, we are working on ways to keep our college and programs aligned with
the trends of business and industry and working with those in economic and community
development to keep programs relevant and cutting edge.
The colleges new vision is: As the regions premier community and technical college,
Big Sandy Community and Technical College will continue to be recognized as the regions
first choice of higher education, academic achievement; cultural enrichment; student
success; and community, workforce and economic development.
The mission of the college is to provide accessible quality educational opportunities
for student success, promotes economic growth and enhances the quality of life of
Dr. Stephenson said careful consideration was taken on alignment of the revised mission
and vision to the KCTCS mission and vision. He also added that all of the colleges
goals and objectives will be tied into the revised mission and vision.
Every decision we make, every penny we spend will be tied to our strategic plan, mission,
vision, values and themes, he said. This will align our thinking towards common goals,
while fostering an atmosphere of dialogue, transparency and collaboration.