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Section I, Values, Vision, Mission and Purpose Statements

1.01 Values, Vision, Mission, and Purpose Statements

Effective Date: 11/8/16

CNM Vision Statement

Changing Lives, Building Community

CNM Mission Statement

Be a leader in education and training.

CNM Core Values

Be Caring, Be Ethical, Be Inspiring, Be Courageous, Be Connected, Be Exceptional – Be CNM.

Message From the President

caption:Picture of Kathy for the mission page.

Dear Friends,

As we all move into a rapidly evolving future, it’s very important that Central New Mexico Community College ventures forward with a strong sense of purpose, a focused plan and guiding principles that will help us both reach our goals and overcome the challenges that will surely come in the next five years. To help us stay on a steady course for success from 2016-2021, we have designed an updated Strategic Direction that will lead our way.

Our Vision – “Changing Lives, Building Community” – remains the same as it has been since 2008. It’s our Vision, and our motivation. Our new Mission is to “Be a Leader in Education and Training”. As our state’s largest community college, we need to continue striving to be at the forefront of cutting edge education and training. Being a true leader is not only important for our students, but it’s also critically important for New Mexico’s economy. Being a key contributor to our state’s economic development equations, we plan to provide the kind of cutting edge education and training that will deliver highly skilled graduates and a 21st century workforce that will spur economic development.

As we passionately pursue our Mission, we will remain true to our Core Values – Be Caring, Be Ethical, Be Inspiring, Be Courageous, Be Connected and Be Exceptional. These Values will be our touchstones as we strive, through the power of education, to brighten our community’s future.

Our over-arching goals remain the same – Student Success, Community Success, and Organizational Excellence and Innovation. But our strategies to achieve these goals have been updated with clear objectives to reach by 2020.

Please browse through this document and see what we plan to achieve for our students, our employees and our community over the next five years.

Sincerely,
Dr. Katharine Winograd, CNM President

Student Success

Depiction of successful students.

Ensure learning and support that promotes student persistence in achievement of education and training goals.

Implement and measure the impact of strategies to promote student retention and success.

In support of CNM Values: Be Courageous and Be Caring

Identify and implement strategies to support successful student completion and transfer.

In support of CNM Values: Be Caring and Be Inspiring

Increase number of degrees and certificates awarded.

In support of CNM Values: Be Caring, Be Inspiring and Be Exceptional

Community Success

caption:Depiction of a successful community.

Lead and support high value workforce and community engagement.

Advance CNM as a leader in workforce and economic development.

In support of CNM Values: Be Courageous and Be Exceptional

Timely, relevant, honest assessment of diverse community needs, and agility to respond.

In support of CNM Values: Be Caring, Be Inspiring and Be Ethical

Identify and nurture strategic partnerships.

In support of CNM Value: Be Connected

Organizational Excellence and Innovation

caption:Depiction of an excellent organization.

Define CNM as a high quality organization and transformational workplace.

Advance the quality journey to measure and improve performance outcomes, to promote evidence-based decision-making, and to promote a culture of accountability.

In support of CNM Values: Be Exceptional and Be Ethical

Advance a culture for caring and responsive support and service.

In support of CNM Values: Be Caring and Be Exceptional

Create and sustain a diverse system for growth, development and support of employees.

In support of CNM Values: Be Caring and Be Courageous

Clarify and articulate the distinct and dynamic identity of CNM.

In support of CNM Value: Be Inspiring and Be Connected