During the 2007-2012 Strategic Planning process, administrators reviewed the college’s mission statement for alignment with the five-year strategic plan. After thoughtful consideration, six mission statements were developed to represent college priorities. They were presented to numerous stakeholders internal and external, including: Board of Trustees, students, faculty, staff and a variety of community members choose the one statement that best represented the college. The stakeholders were asked to choose the two they thought were best.
Based upon the above information, the Board of Trustees approved the following mission statement at its April 23, 2007 meeting:
The mission of Mott Community College is to provide high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services—including programs focused on university transfer, technical and lifelong learning, as well as workforce and economic development—that promote student success, individual development, and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.
As part of the strategic planning work for 2013-2018, the Executive Cabinet also recommended a slight revision to the College's Mission Statement. The following changes were presented: Eliminate the explanatory phrase set apart by dashes in the current mission statement; Replace the verb "promote" with the stronger verb "cultivate." The revised mission statement is reprinted below:
The mission of Mott Community College is to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services that cultivate student success and individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.