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Mission and Vision

The York College 2016-2021 Strategic Plan

York College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan for a Greater York College at its Jan. 15, 2016 meeting.

This approval culminated one-and-a-half years of intentional planning by the campus community, led by the Long Range Planning Committee. The plan is meant to be a living document, subject to modification as initiatives move forward and are assessed for effectiveness, according to President Gunter-Smith. “We will continue to evaluate and modify its initiatives as we live the plan. Ultimately, this plan belongs to each of us, as does the future of our College.”

Now, the work of taking York College from Great to Greater begins in earnest.  

Strategic Plan

  • Read the Strategic Plan

  • Mission and Vision

    Our Mission

    • York College prepares its graduates for productive and purposeful lives. As a diverse community of educators and learners, we provide a high-quality, private education that emphasizes personal development, close faculty/student mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. We partner with our community for the benefit of both our students and the broader region. We strive to make this world-class, private education financially accessible.

    Our Vision

    York College will be the premier destination for students seeking an education that integrates career preparation with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and will be a catalyst for positive change in higher education and in the broader community. York College will stand apart through: 

    • Our Graduates, known for their readiness to compete in dynamic and competitive global environments, and for the innovative spirit they bring to their life's work;
    • Our Faculty, known for their expertise, engaging teaching techniques and their commitment to student success;
    • Our Programs, known for their academic excellence and their relevance to a world of careers; and
    • Our Campus and Community, known for the distinctive curricular and co-curricular experiences that support student development and our commitment to economic, social, and environmental sustainability.