Strategic Planning

In the summer of 2015, SVCC embarked on a mission to develop its next Strategic Plan.  In March 2016, the Strategic Planning Committee announced
its completion of the 2016-2021 strategic plan, One College. One Mission!

Click here to review the goals of One College. One Mission.

Click here for the Final Strategic Planning Summary Report including all meeting minutes and presentations.


SVCC Strategic Plan Framework 2016-2021
One College. One Mission.

Southside Virginia Community College will . . .

1. Serve the Southside region as the leading provider of quality academic and workforce services through
A. Quality academic programs
B. Quality and responsive Workforce Services
C. Clear program pathways
D. Quality online presence
E. Community engagement
F. Effective external communications (messaging, marketing, branding)

2. Assure economic vitality and individual prosperity by tripling the number of credentials awarded through 
A. Increased enrollment
B. Increased student retention rates
C. Increased degree and certificate completions
D. Expanded and increased industry-recognized certificates and professional licenses

3) Provide student-centered support services to ensure success through
A. Flexible/creative scheduling
B. Development of Open Educational Resources (OERs)
C. Reduction of obstacles to student success
D. Effective student advising

4) Continue to develop its status as a premier place to work in the Southside region through
A. Effective hiring, retention, and succession planning
B. Professional development
C. Strengthened internal communications
D. Expanded diversity
E. Clear roles and purpose for college, departments, and individuals

5) Provide resources to sustain and advance the College mission by
A. Efficient and effective use of financial, human, and facilities resources
B. Expanded donor base and community and industry support
C. Expanded development of grants
D. Increased local government support
E. Enhancement of Commonwealth financial support
F. Secured resources for outcomes based funding for workforce credentials
G. Secured funding for the Rural Horseshoe Virginia Initiative (RHVI)

Strategic Planning Committee Members

The Strategic Planning Committee was made up of the following persons:
Dr. Al Roberts, President
Robin Daniel, Committee Chair, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Wendy Ezell, Committee Secretary, IR Specialist
Chad Wollenberg, Chief Information Officer
Dorothea Sizemore, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management
John Duty, Buildings & Grounds
Juanita Grizzard, Business Office
Keith Harkins, Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Mary Jane Elkins, Dean of Institutional Advancement
Melissa Wood, Counselor
Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
Pamela Taylor, Workforce Development Coordinator in South Boston
Shanley Dorin, Faculty
Shannon Feinman, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Sherry Walker, Christanna Campus student rep
Dr. Tara Carter, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Tom Scales, Faculty
Tommy Wright, Faculty
Carthan Currin, Foundation Board rep
Gerald Watts, Local Board rep

Data Reviewed and Utilized
Area 1: SVCC Internal data and surveys

SVCC Mission Statement

Results from Strategic Plan, Achieve 2015 (2007-2015)
Presentation 7 Year Review

SVCC President's Goals 
2014-15         2013-14      

SVCC Internal Survey before Presidential Search, January 2014

SVCC Fact Book, 2010-14

Student Surveys
Current Students, Fall 2014       Graduate Follow Up Study, Class of 2013 (Completed in July 2014)

Strategic Plan 2009-2015

Area 2: SVCC Surveys (VCCS and national)
2014-Key Findings       2010-Key Findings

2014-Key Findings       2012-Key Findings       2008-Key Findings

IPEDS Reports
2015      2014       2013      2012      2011      2010

IPEDS Trends throughout the VCCS, 2003-2013

Transfer Data (from SCHEV)

Area 3: Workforce Related Reports/Data
Top Businesses/Industries in the SVCC Service Area

Boston Consulting Group Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Report, October 2012

Area 4:  SVCC Employee data
Great Colleges to Work For Report
2015-Overall Summary     2014-Overall Summary       2013-Overall Summary       2012-Overall Summary

For more data, please return to the IR&E Data and Reporting page.