With this strategic plan we are mapping out the next five years at the Community College of Aurora – five years that will take us to our 40th birthday.
It’s going to be an exciting time. We have all the ingredients for success: a talented and passionate workforce, amazing students, the respect of our system and state colleagues, strong educational and community partnerships, and new relationships with business and industry.
We will continue to build on the key initiatives of these past five years to increase student enrollment, retention and success – and to achieve equitable outcomes.
We will continue to believe in our students and in our ability to help them achieve their dreams. Our students are the most diverse in Colorado and deserve our best efforts. We know they can realize their potential if we can provide the educational conditions – both inside and outside the classroom - that will support their success.
Let’s keep setting the bar high for ourselves and our students. Let’s aspire to be the college where every student succeeds. Let’s continue to believe in our students and each other – and acknowledge that on this journey together we are all learners.
I am proud of this college and our work together – and I know you are too. Over these next five years, we will continue to build on the foundations we have laid, and with your talent, expertise, hard work, courage, and compassion, we will individually and collectively change lives.
Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven
President of the Community College of Aurora