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Scott Ward
President, West Shore Community College

President Scott Ward

I’d like to welcome you to West Shore Community College. At West Shore, student learning is our highest priority. For those of us who have the opportunity to work in higher education, our greatest privilege is making a positive difference in the lives of our students.

Thus, serving students is our number one priority. Nonetheless, we strive to serve virtually everyone in our area. We accomplish this through our efforts in economic development, by providing outstanding performing and visual arts programs, by introducing citizens to the ever-changing world of technology, by making campus facilities available to the general public, and by helping keep citizens healthy through the programs offered by the Wellness Center and Recreation Center.

At West Shore, we encourage our students to become active members of our learning community – to enter into a partnership in which students are asked to work hard at making learning their number one priority. We have an outstanding faculty, every member of which is ready to make each student’s time on the campus one of special inspiration. These outstanding teachers, and all the other members of the WSCC team, are vitally interested in our students’ success.

I’m proud of the institution we’ve built, and encourage you to capitalize on all we have to offer. I look forward to seeing you when you’re on campus or in our community.

Respectfully yours,

Scott Ward

WSCC Strategic Plan

West Shore Community College invites community members to participate in its ongoing strategic planning process.

The purpose of strategic planning is contained in the definition of planning. Planning is anticipating trends and determining the best strategies to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

For WSCC, the strategic planning process provides the framework to advance the College’s mission, vision and goals; this is accomplished by the College specifically taking action to better meet the needs of students and the internal and external communities.

The outcome of this planning initiative is a roadmap to the future and a new connection with the community enabling the college to be more agile and responsive to the needs of the community in the future.

The key steps in WSCC’s strategic planning and renewal process involve:

  • Obtaining input from stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, local employees, four-year institution partners, and community leaders, through surveys, planning workshops, and open forums;
  • Conducting research and analysis on topics that are relevant to the well-being and improvement of the entire College and/or major divisions within it;
  • Analyzing financial factors, such as five-year revenue/cost projections; and
  • Reviewing the College’s quality improvement performance for instructional programs and operational systems