Vision, mission & values

We care for, trust, and respect each other and the world around us through our words and our actions.

Students walk up the entrance path to the college

Chemeketa - a gathering place

Vision

We are committed to transforming lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences.

Mission

Chemeketa Community College values access and diversity which is affirmed by how we care, collaborate, and innovate with each other and the community. We promise to actively support student learning from precollege to transfer or to the workplace and lifelong learning by focusing on student success, quality, and sustainability in all of our practices and by being responsible stewards of our resources.

Values

Our actions affirm our values, the character of the college, and how we do our work.

Diversity

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

Care
We care for, trust, and respect each other and the world around us through our words and our actions.

Innovate
We innovate through reflection, analysis, creativity, and bold ideas. We design quality instruction, programs, and services to prepare students to meet the changing needs of our communities in a global society.

Collaborate
We collaborate with others to ensure purposeful and effective programs and services that support all students' access to opportunities for educational achievement. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the free exchange of ideas.

Core Themes/Promises

Core Theme/Promise: College Preparation
 We promise to actively encourage and support college preparation, workforce readiness, and lifelong learning.

Core Theme/Promise: Transfer Studies
 We promise to actively encourage and support successful transition from high school to college and university study.

Core Theme/Promise: Workforce Education
 We promise to actively encourage and support the economic vitality of our community through excellence in technical training, workforce development, and business support.

Goals

Student Success: Recruitment, retention and academic planning
Sustainability: Ecological, Economic and social justice
Quality: Employee development and organizational capacity