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The foundation of our institution, much like the trunk of a tree, is our governance and structure. In this one area alone, the College has witnessed considerable change and achievement in the past five years. 

During this time we have:

  • Established our Curriculum Committee (June of 2006)
  • Reorganized the growing academic departments into academic divisions (September of 2006)
  • Hired our first Division Directors (September 2006)
  • Formed the College Planning, Budget and Analysis Committee, or CPBAC, as our Shared Governance Body
    (September of 2007)
  • Established New Mission, Vision and Value Statements (May of 2008)
  • Formally created our Faculty Senate (December 2008) and
  • Created the Dean’s Advisory Council (April 2010)