Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Delgado Community College Chancellor Larissa Littleton-SteibIt is my honor to present the Strategic Plan for Delgado Community College for 2017 through 2021, the beginning of the College’s second century of operation and service. I thank the Strategic Planning Committee for yeomanly work in the development of this essential document and guide.

“To serve the present age my calling to fulfill” are the words of Charles Wesley whose hymns belong to each of us. No phrase describes more appropriately, however, the “reason” for Delgado Community College. This calling has been the single factor which has molded the College into the Institution we know today and keeps it on the cutting edge of our present age. Although history is fundamental, we cannot afford to stand still or rely solely on the past, however. As the Plan suggests, we must look for opportunities to be responsive to current and future ways of advancing the Delgado experience. Each time a strategic plan is introduced and new goals are established, forward movement should be the expected result.

This special place requires committed stakeholders to make it true to its purpose. It takes all of us, working as a team, to increase opportunities for student access and success, to ensure quality and accountability, and to promote the College's competitiveness on all levels. Ballet students learn early that, in stretching exercises, one's legs can never get over the bar unless the heart goes first. Likewise, Delgado cannot be its best unless the hearts of all involved are over the bar. With total commitment, this venerable institution will soar. The Plan to achieve it us before us!

Larissa Littleton-Steib, Ph.D.