Core Values and Strategic Goals

Core Values

We believe STUDENTS matter.  Students invest in Vol State to meet their individual needs.  Our goal is to help them realize their potential.

We are LEARNERS:  We aspire to continuously increase our knowledge to improve ourselves and those we serve.

We are EDUCATORS:  Faculty are educators within and beyond the classroom; staff and administrators are educators outside the classroom.

We believe in DIVERSITY, EQUITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION: We are committed to fostering an environment where all feel valued, respected, and recognized for their contributions to our community. 

We are RESOURCEFUL:  We use our skills, abilities, and technology to develop creative and innovative solutions.

We are part of a global COMMUNITY:  We are all responsible for supporting the communities where we live and work.

Strategic Goals

  1. Access: Volunteer State Community College will increase the rate and diversity of student participation in post-secondary education and workforce development through more effective use of technology, learning partnerships, and physical resources.
  2. Success: Volunteer State Community College will increase student academic achievement and persistence to degree, certificate, and credential attainment by utilizing innovative student success initiatives leading to completion of career and transfer programs.
  3. Quality: Volunteer State Community College will embrace continuous improvement processes to ensure quality in all educational programs, support services, and community/public service.
  4. Resourcefulness and Efficiency: Volunteer State Community College will achieve its mission through strategic development and prudent management of resources, utilization of benchmarks, and adoption of best practices.