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CCC Implements Strategic Planning Process

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Plattsburgh-Clinton Community College will welcome Patricia Carter and Richard Alfred, strategic planning consultants from the University of Michigan, this month. Carter and Alfred return to campus January 17th and 18th as they continue the second phase of their work assisting the College in the strategic planning process. Patricia Carter, Executive Director of the Center for Community College Development, and Richard Alfred, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Postsecondary and Higher Education were selected for the task by College officials because of their outstanding credentials and extensive experience in strategic planning for community colleges. The consultants will meet with a number of internal focus groups during their two-day stay, as well as work with campus facilitators who will conduct additional focus groups through the end of January.

In keeping with the timeline developed for Clinton Community College’s strategic planning process, Carter and Alfred plan a return in early February to coordinate additional external focus group work which was initiated during their first visit to the College in November 2005. After the consultants have had time to take all the data gathered from both internal and external focus groups and summarize the information, the next step outlined in the comprehensive planning model being employed in the process is to hold priority-setting sessions. These sessions are scheduled in April 2006.
 “Our consultants have us on a very constructive and positive path to move us forward to meet the challenges that lie ahead,” expressed CCC President Maurice “Moe” Hickey. “We believe we have a solid foundation upon which to build, but cannot achieve our maximum potential without listening to the people we serve.  The strategic priorities that will emanate from this process will be used to guide us over the next five years.”

Clinton Community College is conveniently located off Route 9 at Bluff Point in Plattsburgh, New York. The College is proud of its academic excellence, low tuition, small classes, excellent teachers and facilities. Approximately 2300 students attend the college known for its academically acclaimed programs in nursing, criminal justice, liberal arts, and technology. The joint admissions program with Plattsburgh State University and special 2+2 transfer agreements are two options available for Clinton students who wish a 4-year degree. For additional information contact Admissions at (518) 562-4170, 800-552-1160, or visit us at