Outside view of Napier Avenue Campus

Mission Statement & Vision




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Mission Statement

The philosophy of Lake Michigan College, an institution of higher education, is founded on the belief that education is for all who wish to develop their potential. It is fundamental that a community college assist in meeting the educational, career, cultural, wellness and recreational needs of the community it serves through its courses (credit and non-credit), certificates, degrees, and state-authorized baccalaureate programs. This involves a five-fold obligation:

  • to provide for the educational aspirations, needs and learning expectations of the individual and the community;
  • to provide for the occupational needs and desires of the learner and the community;
  • to provide for the cultural interests and the wellness and recreational needs of the individual, and thus contribute to the development of effective citizens;
  • to provide an assurance of quality in programs and in people;
  • to develop an international perspective that prepares students, and develop employees and community members for a world economy and global citizenship.

College Vision

Lake Michigan College is the region’s leader in encouraging a community-wide spirit of learning in people and organizations, leading to personal growth and economic development.

Our Guiding Principles

Excellence
Every College program and service must be of the highest quality.

Student-Centered/Customer-Focused
Lake Michigan College must know and understand the needs of its students and communities.

Responsive
Programs and services offered by the College must respond to the needs of students and the communities, with constant review, analysis, research and action.

Diversity
The College must strive to create a diverse community that represents all segments of society.

Caring
The College must promote caring for students, our customers, and one another as colleagues.