Strategic Planning

"Join us as we write the next chapter of our collective story."

What do our students need to be successful? How can we ensure that our academic programs meet the needs of our workforce and are aligned with the economic opportunities that exist in the region? What are the best investments HCC can make with its resources? These are just some of the questions we will explore as we embark on a yearlong strategic planning process.

Strategic planning provides us with the opportunity to assess our strengths and weaknesses, examine our role in the community, and develop an aspirational vision for the future of HCC. In the coming months, we will hold a series of events and activities designed to engage all members of the community-students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members, and community stakeholders-in this process. I hope you will join us in whatever way you find most meaningful. In addition to your participation in events, we invite you to share your thoughts and ideas with us through the form provided on this page. This is an exciting time for HCC, and I encourage you to join us as we write the next chapter of our collective story.

Warmly,
Christina Royal


Members

Olugbemiga Adekunle, Science, Engineering & Math
Laura Christoph, Faculty
*Maureen Conroy, Disabilities and Deaf Services
Nicholas D'Agostino, President's Office
*Karen Desjeans, President's Office
Veena Dhankher, Institutional Research
Mary Dixey, Staff, Library
Amy Dopp, Resource Development
Margaret Downing, Career Services
Kermit Dunkelberg, ABE & Workforce Development
Theresa Eccles, GED Testing
Clara Elliot, Human Resources
Bill Fogarty, Administration & Finance
Robert Gilbert, Board of Trustees
Liz Golen, Student Activities
Raúl Gutierrez, Faculty
Jeff Hayden, Business & Community Services
Elizabeth Hayward, Faculty
Kim Hicks, Arts & Humanities
Kelly Keane, Faculty
Tricia Kiefer, Faculty
Joanne Kostides, Faculty
Olivia Kynard, Student Account Services
*Joseph Lavoie, Faculty
Holly Martin Peele, Health Sciences
Vanessa Martinez, Faculty
Donna Mastroianni, Faculty
Sal Mateo, Information Technology
Keith McKittrick, Development
Irma Medina, Pathways
Petriana Monize, Faculty
Karin Moyano Camihort, Online Learning
Brynn Nowell, Admissions
Monica Perez, Academic Affairs
Julie Pokela, Board of Trustees
Mariya Primako, Student
Lindsey Providenti, Science, Engineering & Math
Myriam Quinones, Multicultural Academic Services
Kris Ricker Choleva, Business & Technology
Heidi Rademacher, Admissions
*JoAnne Rome, Marketing & Communications
*Lindsey Rothschild, Instructional Technology
Donna Rowe, Faculty
Christina Royal, President
Alison Sawyer, Faculty
Amanda Sbriscia, Institutional Advancement
*Sarah Schmidt, Workforce Development
Kim Slepchuk, Health Sciences
Michele Snizek, Retention & Student Success
Kimberly Straceski, Financial Aid
Linda Szalankiewicz, Information Technology
Renee Tastad, Enrollment Management
*Judith Turcotte, Planning & Assessment
Yanina Vargas, Student Affairs
Haley Woods, Student

*Coordinators

View the Strategic Planning Steering Committee Charter.

HCC has chosen CampusWorks to assist with the strategic planning process. CampusWorks has extensive experience helping higher education institutions achieve measurable goals, from planning and assessment to restructuring business practices to maximize efficiencies. The vast majority of CampusWorks clients are community and technical colleges, very similar to HCC in mission, size, scope, make-up of student body, and service area.

CampusWorks will support HCC by providing the following services:

  • Plan and facilitate board and community workshops, Futures Summit, Community Focus Groups and Scan to Plan sessions
  • Develop SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) survey 
  • Draft Mission, Vision & Values Survey
  • Present Strategy Statements
  • Assist with review and revision of goals and final plan

More information about CampusWorks can be found on their website.


strategic planning timeline


future walk


  • HCC community members create meaningful phrases

    our future, your words

    HCC community members came together during the Future Walk to create meaningful phrases and sentences using an interactive board inspired by magnetic poetry.

  • HCC community members posing with inspirational words

    forward together

    Students, staff, and faculty found inspiration in power words. 

  • HCC community members looking at graphic recorder illustrations

    graphic notes

    Illustration-notes taken in real time by a graphic record at our Student Experience event were on view at the Future Walk.

  • Two guitar players seated outside

    soundtrack

    HCC musicians provided the soundtrack to the Future Walk.

  • HCC community members posing with inspirational words

    forward together

    Students, staff, and faculty found inspiration in power words. 

  • HCC community members create meaningful phrases

    our future, your words

    HCC community members came together during the Future Walk to create meaningful phrases and sentences using an interactive board inspired by magnetic poetry.

  • HCC community members share ideas at the Future Walk

    sharing ideas

    HCC community members came together to share ideas at the Future Walk.

  • HCC president Christina Royal takes a picture of the strategic planning timeline poster

    strategic planning timeline

    HCC President Christina Royal takes a snapshot of the strategic planning timeline, on display at the Future Walk event.


student experience workshop


  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • A graphic recorder takes illustration notes during the Student Experience Workshop

    Student Experience Workshop

    A graphic recorder takes illustration notes during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members present ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • HCC community members present ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members present ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.

    Student Experience Workshop

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during the Student Experience Workshop.


future summit


  • Andrew Morehouse

    Future Summit

    Food Bank of Western Massachusetts executive director Andrew Morehouse kicks off the Future Summit by speaking about food insecurity and hunger on college campuses.

  • Katie Stebbins

    Future Summit

    A member of the HCC Board of Trustees, Katie Stebbins is the vice president for economic development for the University of Massachusetts, and serves as a liaison to the business community. Stebbins speaks about artificial intelligence. 

  • Thomas Kling

    Future Summit

    Thomas Kling, Ph.D, is Department Chair and Professor of Physics at Bridgewater State University. He speaks at the Future Summit about the future of teaching in the age of freely available content.

  • Consultant Liz Murphy

    Future Summit

    Consultant Liz Murphy (CampusWorks) prepares Future Summit attendees for breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

  • HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.

    Future Summit

    HCC community members meet and discuss ideas during Future Summit breakout sessions.


kickoff


  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • HCC president Christina Royal with workshop planners

    strategic planning kick-off

    HCC president Christina Royal with workshop planners.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Consultant Liz Murphy (CampusWorks) leads HCC community members in strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Consultant Liz Murphy (CampusWorks) leads HCC community members in strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • HCC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Gilbert

    strategic planning kick-off

    HCC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Gilbert kicks off the strategic planning process.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.

  • Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops

    strategic planning kick-off

    Members of the HCC community engage in discussions during strategic planning workshops.