The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement for the college during its regular meeting on Sept. 10, 2009.
The new mission statement is the result of a recommendation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The recommendation was part of the routine midterm report follow up.
The commission recommended that MSJC’s mission statement clearly define the college’s educational purposes, its intended student population and its commitment to achieving student learning.
The new mission statement is: “Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic, and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live.”
The new mission statement, approved in a 4-0 vote (Board President Joan Sparkman was absent), was drafted by a task force and was reviewed through the shared-governance process.