Leading the Way

The Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees approve the vision and mission statement as well as the institution’s five core themes. Collectively, these are incorporated  into the Board’s Governance Manual.

Core Themes posterThe core themes focus directly on the College's educational mission. Our vision, mission and core themes help the College meet the needs and interests of our students, the many communities we serve and our partners.

From vision, mission and core themes spring the strategic plan, an outline of how the College will achieve those stated goals. The strategic plan adjusts annually to meet current and anticipated environmental variables, increasing the success rate of our students and the college.

VISION – Our Goal
We will be a world-class leader in student success and community engagement.

MISSION – Our Purpose
We are dedicated to serving the educational, workforce and cultural needs of our diverse community.


  1. Educational Attainment – Student Success
  2. Program Excellence
  3. Community Engagement
  4. Access and Diversity
  5. College Stewardship

The Strategic Planning/Budget Committee (SPBC), with broad campus representation, develops and then proposes an annual strategic plan that is then reviewed by senior leadership and approved by the President of the college.

The strategic plan is closely tied budget allocations. A formal process, known as Strategic Action Plans, allows resources to flow to initiatives that address areas of strategic need.

strategic plan hierarchy


For further information
President's Office
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133