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St. Lawrence College celebrates its bold leap into the future

2014-01-31

St. Lawrence College will unveil its new Strategic Plan for 2014-2019 at a series of interactive launch events across its three campuses next week.

The Strategic Plan, titled Our Future, will be celebrated across the College’s three campuses with events being held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on the Brockville campus on February 4th, the Cornwall campus on February 5th, and the Kingston campus on February 6th.

These fun and informative events will feature hands-on activities and details regarding our plan. Five interactive booths will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the College’s new vision, mission, values, strategic directions, multi-year objectives and sustainability while enjoying some refreshments. Current SLC students will be on hand to tell their stories relating to the College’s mission.

“I’m thrilled to be sharing this special viewing of Our Future with our entire College community including alumni and retirees,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “During the past year, our College has gone through a wonderful journey of engagement, reflection, and discovery. Many people have put in months of hard work, and I’m extremely proud of the results.”

Our Future reveals the new vision and mission statements for St. Lawrence College, reflecting the shared values that were articulated throughout the consultative process.  Our values of students first, teamwork, innovation and integrity will guide our behaviour, decisions and the very culture of our organization.

“For the first time in 10 years, our strategic planning process engaged stakeholders in meaningful conversations about values,” said Vollebregt.  “These conversations highlighted the importance of a shared set of values. Together, we developed a five-year strategic plan to help us adapt to the higher education landscape while continuing to meet the needs of our students and communities.”

Our Future has three core strategic directions that provide context to the strategic plan.

Student Experience: Provide outstanding campus communities, support services and engagement opportunities that enhance the success of our students.

Contemporary Learners: Foster digital foundational literacies in our students through academic grounding and real-world experience.

Sustainability: Be accountable for our decisions and actions to ensure our long-term viability, reduce our environmental impact and foster a healthy and dynamic college.

“St. Lawrence College has delivered a new vision that features one of the most extensive Strategic Plan consultation processes in our history,” said Marc Schaefer, Chair, St. Lawrence College Board of Governors. “This consultation has ensured that Our Future represents the collective wisdom of our Board, staff, and the broader communities the College serves.”

The 2014–19 Strategic Plan was approved by the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors at their December meeting. To view the entire plan, please visit www.stlawrencecollege.ca/ourfuture.

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Media Opportunities:

11:30am-1pm
February 4, Brockville campus, cafeteria
February 5, Cornwall campus, Moulinette foyer
February 6, Kingston campus, cafeteria

About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

For information:
Laura Tulchinsky
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca