The Strategic Plan was created through the collaborative efforts of Chesapeake College faculty, staff, students and members of the community, using an "Appreciative Inquiry" process designed to honor our history and celebrate our strengths. The College formed a steering committee in Fall 2008 to coordinate the process and draft the plan. After a training session that November, college representatives interviewed 100 business, governmental and community leaders throughout our fivecounty service area to discover how Chesapeake could build on its leadership in education and economic development.
More than 150 Chesapeake employees, students and board members gathered on February 27, 2009 for the "Journey to the Peake," an all-day Strategic Planning Summit. The comments and ideas gathered during the summit were used to develop a draft Strategic Plan which was distributed to the campus for review. Suggested revisions were integrated into a final draft, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 11, 2009. Divisions and cross-divisional teams were then charged with establishing measurable goals for each area of the strategic plan.
We will be a leader on the Eastern Shore in the creation of a strong economy, a thriving environment, and a just community.
We will stay true to our regional roots, meeting community needs through strategic partnerships.
College of First Choice
We will be the region's first choice for education and training.
We will emphasize mutual respect and appreciation, regularly acknowledging those who make our successes possible.
We will promote and support excellence among our students, faculty and staff.