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District Vision, Mission, and Value Statements

Hartnell College provides the leadership and resources to ensure that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals. We are responsive to the learning needs of our community and dedicated to a diverse educational and cultural campus environment that prepares our students for productive participation in a changing world.

Vision

Hartnell College will be nationally recognized for the success of our students by developing leaders who will contribute to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our region and the global community.

 

Mission

Focusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.


Values


Values are the essential enduring tenets that guide Hartnell College.  They set forth what we believe and they define how we conduct ourselves.  At the core of these values is the student.

Students First
We believe the first question that should be asked when making decisions is “What impact will the decision have on student access, learning, development, achievement, and success?”

Academic and Service Excellence
We commit to excellence in teaching and student services that develop the intellectual, personal, and social competence of every student.

Diversity and Equity
We embrace and celebrate differences and uniqueness among all students and employees.  We welcome students and employees of all backgrounds.

Ethics and Integrity
We commit to respect, civility, honesty, responsibility, and transparency in all actions and communications.

Partnerships
We develop relationships within the college and community, locally and globally, that allow us to grow our knowledge, expand our reach, and strengthen our impact on those we serve.

Leadership and Empowerment
We commit to growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement.

Innovation
Through collaboration, we seek and create new tools, techniques, programs, and processes that contribute to continuous quality improvement.

Stewardship of Resources
We commit to effective utilization of human, physical, financial, and technological resources.

Approved by the Board of Trustees:  February 4, 2014