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PCC Strategic Plans

Strategic Plan and Chancellor’s Goals

PimaFastTrack is but one way we are working toward our economic equity goals.

Achieve60AZ and Achieve60 Pima County

Our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan is intertwined with another critical access initiative: Achieve60AZ and its offshoot, Achieve60 Pima County. The initiative’s goal is for 60 percent of Arizona and Pima County residents ages 25-64 to obtain a degree, certificate or credential by the year 2030.  Moreover, Achieve60 Pima County mandates that the 60 percent threshold be met by each of the county’s minority populations.

Achieve60 Pima County presents both a formidable task and an opportunity to transform our community. Based on the 2019 American Community Survey one-year estimates, of the adults aged 25 and older in Pima County, 38.6 percent hold an Associate Degree or higher. While a proportion of other residents will hold certificates, the county falls well short of the 60 percent goal.

Mission Fulfillment Framework

It is worth noting the importance of our new Mission Fulfillment Framework, which anchors the plan. Additionally, it is important to recognize that the plan is a milestone, not an endpoint; it represents the start of a process of analysis, recalculation and reiteration that will be repeated over the next four years, and thus aligns with the College’s culture of continuous improvement.

Achieving the Strategic Plan

In the fall, other key plans and initiatives will be aligned with the plan, including the work of the Breaking Student Barriers Task Force, which was formed last year in response to the growing U.S. anti-racism movement. In each year of the Plan’s lifespan, my Chancellor’s Goals will inform an annual list of updates to Plan priorities, so that specific areas of focus and emerging critical priorities can be identified and addressed.

The author and critic James Baldwin said that not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

PCC’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan unblinkingly confronts the gap between the county’s current educational state and an ideal future state. The plan presents a roadmap to navigate what surely will be a path with its share of detours and switchbacks. I am confident we have the tenacity and creativity to follow through on the goals of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

By fulfilling the plan, more Pima County residents – regardless of background or circumstances – will have the skills to meet the employment challenges of an era of accelerating change. By fulfilling our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, we will help our neighbors achieve the economic equality that changes the trajectory of their lives for the better.


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