It is my pleasure to present Peninsula College’s Strategic Plan for
2008-2013. Our Strategic Plan is a living document, and it is reviewed
regularly throughout the college community to ensure that it remains
both responsive and relevant. The ensuing collegewide discussions help
to guide our actions and chart our future, ensuring that teaching and
learning always remain at the center of all that we do.
Dr. Thomas Keegan, Peninsula College President
Peninsula College provides educational opportunities in the areas of
academic transfer, professional/technical, basic skills, and continuing
education. The College also contributes to the cultural and economic
enrichment of Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
Statement of Mission
Peninsula College Board of Trustees
February 14, 2006
Peninsula College will provide excellent instruction and
services in support of its mission; embrace a set of shared
principles; practice shared governance; pursue a “planful”
approach to decision making; and support the professional
development of faculty and staff.
• To provide EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY in all
facets of the college mission.
• To maximize STUDENT ACCESS to higher education.
• To provide a COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT that places
teaching and learning at the center of institutional
practice, ensures quality services to students, and
demonstrates sound and planful STEWARDSHIP of
• To foster COLLEGE/COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
through active participation in civic organizations and
innovative partnerships that optimize public resources.
• To promote CULTURAL ENRICHMENT by providing
culturally rich and diverse programs.
• To promote and model PLURALISM—a culture of
mutual respect and appreciation that embodies diversity
and promotes a civil society.
. . . preparing students to live in an increasingly interdependent global society.
. . . preparing students to succeed in a world characterized by rapid change in the
workforce and technologies.
Rural Economic Development
. . . providing leadership and support for the ongoing development of rural
. . . promoting sound environmental stewardship through the teaching and learning
process and institutional practices.
Outreach to Diverse Populations
. . . contributing to a healthy, vibrant community by engaging diverse populations.
The Peninsula College community is guided by the following principles:
• The teaching/learning process is at the center of the mission of Peninsula College.
• Members of the campus community will treat each other with mutual respect and dignity.
• Members of the campus community will be open and honest in their communications.
• Members of the campus community shall promote a positive work environment and avoid
• Each member of the campus community shall act ethically and with integrity.
• The campus will engage in collaborative decision-making processes.
Forks Extension Site
Peninsula College is exploring several possibilities in Forks that would provide for a new facility
within five years. By working with city representatives and community residents, we are looking
at possible sites and funding sources that will support a first-class educational building that further
cements our commitment to educational excellence and student success on the West End.
Port Townsend Site
Peninsula College is partnering with the state capital matching program, the Washington State
Department of Parks and Recreation and the local community to fund the renovation of Building
202 at Fort Worden. Expected to be completed by mid-year 2011, the new East Jefferson County
facility will house seven classrooms, a Learning Center, casual study areas and office space.
Main Campus, Port Angeles
A new 70,000-square-foot Maier Hall instructional and arts facility is scheduled for completion
in 2011. It will house art, basic skills, business, mathematics, and music programs and include a 130-
seat performance hall, general classrooms, and faculty offices. Site preparation will begin in 2009.
PC at a Glance
• 10,000 plus full- and part-time students
• International—80 from 16 countries
• Out-of-State—326 plus
• Students who work/attend classes—44%
• Port Angeles
• Port Townsend
Ninety-six percent of our
students say our faculty “are
approachable, helpful, and supportive.”
NATIONAL. In 2007, Peninsula College was one of
only 20 community colleges in the nation to be invited to
participate in a summit meeting on “Issues that Matter to
Community Colleges.” It was held at the U.S. Department
of Education (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C.
and chaired by the DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Community Colleges. PC President Dr. Thomas Keegan and
19 other community college presidents and chancellors began
discussions that will bring community college presidents’
voices into the arena of high-level federal policy making. The
colleges were selected because they were deemed “to have
adopted innovative approaches to career parthways and
STATE. Peninsula College, Battelle Marine Research
Operations Laboratory (Sequim) and the Clallam County
Economic Development Council are designated by Governor
Christine Gregoire as one of Washington’s 11 Innovation
Partnership Zones for marine biotechnology, coastal
assessment and restoration and forecasting stressors on
marine and estuarine systems.
NATIONAL MEDIA. Peninsula College is one of five
colleges in the Pacific Northwest and the state of Washington
to be invited to be showcased in the September 1 and 8 issues
of U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges issue. The
others are Eastern Washington University, St. Martins College,
Argosy University and Walla Walla Community College.
Peninsula College was invited because researchers deemed
our learning environment to be unique in its emphasis on
outdoor learning opportunities and our use of the outdoors as
a natural setting for learning laboratories. We were also cited
for the diversity of our staff and programming.
(2006-07 academic year)
• 680 degrees and certificates were awarded
• 111 students transferred to four-year colleges
• 86% of students completing a job-preparatory
program were employed within eight
For the 2006-2007 academic year, the most recent
year for which full data is available, Peninsula
College’s total economic impact in Clallam and
Jefferson Counties was $52 million.
• BAS, Applied Management
• Associate in Arts Honors
• Associate in Arts
• Associate in Arts DTA —business and
elementary and math education
• Associate in Science Transfer in biology,
general science and physics education;
biological and environmental/resource
sciences, chemistry, geology and earth
sciences; and engineering, computer science,
physics and atmospheric sciences.
Peninsula College is accredited by the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation was reaffirmed in 2007. We have
also been granted candidacy at the baccalaureate
Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.
1502 East Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
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