Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement Our Purpose:  Muskegon Community College, dedicated to equity and excellence, prepares students, builds communities, and improves lives.

Vision Statement What We Hope to Accomplish:  An educated, inclusive community.

Guiding Values The Manner in Which We Advance Our Mission:  To ensure our defined values best reflect our current culture and most revered beliefs, the Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Team is coordinating efforts to update the values  that were developed over 10 years ago. After reviewing ideas submitted by students, alumni, community partners, employees, and other stakeholders in early 2020, we identified the most important values and are now seeking feedback on the proposed values.  Share your feedback by taking the 1-2-minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mccvalues.

Former/current values:
The Pursuit of Knowledge: A place where all staff and students share goals and work together to strengthen teaching and learning
Academic Freedom: A place where freedom of expression and civility are practiced, encouraged, and protected among all groups
Diversity: A place where every person is respected and where diversity is pursued
Quality: A place where staff accepts their obligations to each other and where service to others, internally and externally, is encouraged
Shared Governance: A place where the well-being of each individual is supported and where well-defined governance processes guide behavior for the good of the institution
Community Leadership: A place whose ideas and resources are shared with other members of the educational community – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
Professional Collegiality and/or Integrity: A place in which the institution’s rituals, affirming both tradition and change, are shared and where the accomplishments of its staff and students are recognized
Access: A place where we promote and embrace community partnerships with a variety of organizations, agencies and institutions


Muskegon Community College is guided by our mission, vision, and values.  All three of these statements should work together in harmony, without overlaps or gaps.
  • mission statement should define our purpose (adopted in January 2017).
  • The vision statement should be aspirational and explain what we hope to accomplish (endorsed by the Board of Trustees August 2019).
  • An organization’s values describes behaviors and the manner in which we support our mission and achieve our vision (in process of being defined in 2020).