by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College is holding a series of public forums this month as the college continues its strategic plan development process.
Strategic planning is a process higher education institutions and other businesses use to set long-term goals and priorities. It is a way to focus on where resources and funding should be used to ensure long term success for the college. Many times, the mission and vision statements are also included in this process so that they align with the strategic plan as well. Strategic plans are revisited every few years to ensure goals and objectives are current.
Community forums will be held on Feb. 7 in the nursing auditorium (Flint Building) at the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. These will be at 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Additional sessions will be held Feb. 14 at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, and in the commons area of the Pioneer Career Center, 1901 Spruce St. in Leavenworth. These sessions are at 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Each of these sessions is open to everyone in the campus community as well as in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. The purpose of these forums is to get input on the college’s goals and future initiatives, according to a spokesman.
Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, there will be additional forums as KCKCC continues through with the strategic development plan process. For more information, contact Michael Beach, KCKCC’s chief financial officer at 913-288-7645 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.