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Mission, Vision, Goals


Our focus is learning. Student success is our goal.


McHenry County College (MCC) champions learning as essential to our community's well-being. We transform all students we serve by inspiring and equipping them to successfully live and work in the world.


Inspiration- We strive to be transformative in our interactions with our community and each other, always working to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

Connectedness - We strive to achieve a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone interacting with the College.

Diversity - We strive to be thoughtful, appreciative, and continuously open in learning to respect and celebrate diverse ideas, cultures, ethnicities, and life contexts.

Thoughtfulness - We strive to encourage the development of critical thinking for every person who engages with the College.

Community-Focused - We strive to place our services at the epicenter of our community's economic resilience and vitality.

Excellence - We strive to produce distinctive brilliance in all of our activities and inspire excellence in others.

Passion - We strive to bring vitality and joy to our efforts.

Stewardship - We commit to the honest, trustful dealing with all resources given to us including people, gifts, the environment, and revenue.

Institutional Goals:

  1. 1.

    Create accessible, high-impact student-focused services, interventions, and facilities that increase student engagement, completion, and career readiness.

  2. 2.

    Develop and execute transparent strategies for generating and sustaining financial resources necessary to drive College innovations and operations.

  3. 3.

    Deliver agile, secure, cost-effective, and sustainable infrastructure and technology solutions to drive institutional innovation and empower a positive learning and work environment.

  4. 4.

    Attract, retain, engage, and value diverse and dynamic faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to excellence in our ever-changing context.

  5. 5.

    Strengthen collaborations with the community and local industry to ensure that all College efforts are focused on improving the quality of life and economic development for those individuals who learn with us.

  6. 6.

    Inspire and challenge students in every learning experience through the careful professional expertise of faculty who engage and support students, and expect high levels of learning.

  7. 7.

    Articulate the College's key value propositions in order to strategically increase community engagement and support, improve enrollment, and prepare the next generation of learners.

  8. 8.

    Develop effective strategies in all our interactions with students and each other that welcome and value our diversity.

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