Eastern Wyoming College involved the college community in developing a new method of strategic planning. The process started in January, 2008 with sessions that encouraged employees to dream and discover in focus group meetings. Participants included students, employees, administrators, community members, and Board of Trustees and Foundation members. Five strategic directions emerged from these initial focus group meetings:
Strategic Direction #1 – Thoughtfully prepare our organization and our people for changing and dynamic times;
Strategic Direction #2 – Promote high quality, accessible learning experiences through responsive programs of distinction aligned with current & future opportunities;
Strategic Direction #3 – Embrace and invest in technology and modern facilities;
Strategic Direction #4 – Enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, the community and region, and positively influence the economy, and;
Strategic Direction #5 – Recognize and extend our global reach.
Under each of these strategic directions, the college developed vital initiatives and action plans to help the college meet the needs of our constituents throughout our service area and to prepare for the future.