Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, 180 volunteers from Muskegon, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties worked together to develop goals for your community college. The priorities and goals developed through the strategic planning process were shared with the campus and community for feedback at a series of forums and an online survey. The efforts resulted in a five-year plan that’s focused on student success. Read Successful Students, Successful Communities: Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
Community Input is Always Welcome
Each year, Muskegon Community College hosts a Community Summit to discuss the how to best meet student and community needs. On November 5, 2020, students, community members, and employees providing input current issues related to meeting evolving student and community needs. If you were not able to join MCC President, Dr. Dale Nesbary, and other members of the Implementation Advisory Team for these discussions, you can review this document which provides a summary of our 2019-20 accomplishments and 2020-21 initiatives.
Feedback on our strategic plan is always welcome at www.surveymonkey.com/r/strategicplanfeedback.
See our progress
The 2018-19 Community Report outlines accomplishments during the second year of implementation of our five-year strategic plan. See progress for each of our 25 goals and 100+ measurable objectives. The 2019-20 Community Report will be published by February 2021.
Everyone at MCC has a role in the implementation of the Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. The Implementation Advisory Team works closely with employees and key community members to set and monitor measurable objectives, determine strategies and tactics, and provide progress reports on strategic plan goals. Updates and annual reports will be provided to the campus and community throughout the five-year implementation. The Implementation Advisory Team includes:
- Dr. Dale Nesbary, President (Chair)
- Tina Dee, Director of Strategic Initiatives (Assistant Chair)
- Kristine Anderson, Executive Director of Human Resources
- Eduardo Bedoya, Director of Institutional Research
- Sally Birkam, Dean of Student Success and Campus Life
- Dr. Ed Breitenbach, Dean of Assessment and Instruction
- Kelley Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Ken Long, Vice President for Finance and Chief Advancement Officer
- George Maniates, Faculty Association President
- Marty McDermott, Dean of College Services and Athletic Director
- Chris Nowak, Educational Support Staff Association representative
- Jim Royce, Custodial/Maintenance Unit Association President
- Dr. John Selmon, Provost and Executive Vice President
- Dr. Steven Wilson, Chief Information Officer (Ellucian)
How the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan was Developed
Integrated Strategic Planning Process
The construction of Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan was guided by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, a group of 16 individuals from campus and the community. The Steering Committee worked with six subcommittees, a total of over 180 members from the community and campus, during the 2016-17 academic year to develop the current five-year plan. Meet the dedicated committee members who created the current strategic plan.
The Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan was developed over the current academic year and was launched in July 2017. Community input was gathered throughout the process via forums, surveys, and focus groups. Read about the launch of the process here.
The campus and community were invited to join strategic planning committee members as the new Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan was launched at a celebration in Collegiate Hall on Friday, July 21, 2017 (photos of this event are on our Facebook).
Muskegon Community College Strategic Planning Steering Committee
|Dr. Dale Nesbary, Strategic Planning Chair||President of Muskegon Community College|
|Kristine Anderson, Chair of Organizational Support Committee||Director of Human Resources (MCC)|
|Eduardo Bedoya, At Large||Director of Institutional Research (MCC)|
|Dr. Ed Breitenbach, Chair of Community Needs Assessment Committee||Dean of Instruction & Assessment (MCC)|
|Megan Byard-Karaba, College Access Network representative||College Access Specialist, Muskegon Opportunity|
|Kelley Conrad, Achieving the Dream representative||Faculty, Counseling Coordinator (MCC)|
|Cindy DeBoef, Assistant Chair||Assistant to the President (MCC)|
|Tina Dee, Strategic Planning Administrator||Director of Strategic Initiatives (MCC)|
|Jenny Klingenberg, Co-Chair of Student Success Committee||Faculty (MCC)|
|Tonia Lans, Chair of Communications and Engagement Committee||Faculty (MCC)|
|Marty McDermott, Chair of Health and Safety Committee||Athletic Director (MCC)|
|JB Meeuwenberg, Co-Chair of Student Success Committee||Faculty (MCC)|
|Steve Olsen, Business/Industry representative||General Manager, Northern Machine Tool|
|Dr. John Selmon, Chair of Facilities and Environment Committee||Vice President for Student Services and Administration|
|Teresa Sturrus, At Large||Vice President for Academic Affairs and Finance|
|Robert Szymoniak, K-12 School Districts representative||Superintendent, Fruitport Community Schools|
|Christopher VanOosterhout, Faculty Association Representative||Faculty (MCC)|
All MCC Strategic Planning Committees are benefiting from the expertise of our consultant, Dr. Nick Santilli. Nick, who has decades of strategic and master planning experience, is Associate Provost for Assessment and Institutional Planning at John Carroll University and 2016 President of the Society for College and University Planning (see http://www.scup.org/page/leadership/board).
In addition to driving areas of daily operations, MCC’s goals are also discussed in classrooms. Graphic design instructor Kevin Kyser assigned GRD120 students to design posters that promote MCC’s strategic plan priorities. They were displayed in January and the campus was invited to vote on the one that best communicated MCC’s dedication to student success.
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How are we doing?
Community feedback helps ensure our goals and objectives are meeting student and community needs. Please share your input by taking this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/strategicplanfeedback.
For more information about MCC’s Strategic Planning, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 777-0660.
Director of Strategic Initiatives