Strategic Planning

Southside Virginia Community College

One College. One Mission.

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   May 2019 Update

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)