Strategic Planning

Creating Better Roadmaps

When you work in an institution as complex as a community college, it's easy to get mired in the day to day. The urgent always shines brightly for our attention. But it's important, every once in a while, to take a big step back and look at the institution holistically.

At Pikes Peak State College, we create a new strategic plan every five years. Keeping in mind our central vision, dedicating ourselves first and foremost to student success, we examine the evolving landscapes in education and the workforce, and create new roadmaps for student success. We draft these plans to align closely with the strategic plans of the Colorado Community College System, which governs Pikes Peak and the 12 other Colorado community colleges.

Our current strategic plan, Destination 2022, is coming to a close, and so we are developing a new strategic plan to take us forward over the next 5 years. That effort has been led the Core Strategy Team, a group of faculty and staff from across the College.

Questions? Ideas? Suggestions? Please contact Jim Mancall at

What's Next?

The timeline for the strategic planning process is as follows:

February-March 2022:

Listening Sessions (complete)

March-April 2022

With the help of Patricia Diawara and Deb Licht, the CST reviewed the data from the listening sessions and survey, and presented that data to Dr. Bolton and the Leadership Team (complete).

Summer 2022:

Based on the data gathered from the listening sessions, the survey, as well as feedback from Dr. Bolton and the Leadership Team, the CST will draft the strategic plan.

Early Fall 2022:

The draft strategic plan will be shared with the PPSC community for feedback. Additional listening sessions will be scheduled.

Mid Fall 2022:

The final strategic plan will be published. 

Questions? Ideas? Suggestions? Please contact Jim Mancall at

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Members of the Core Strategy Team (CST)

  • Cristal Breitbeil from Accounting
  • Kristy Callihan from Communication
  • Herman Crawford from Hospitality
  • Jason Dias from Psychology
  • Patricia Diawara from IE
  • Warren Epstein from Communications
  • Erica Fuller from Enrollment
  • Tiko Hardy from Equity/Inclusion
  • Fran Hetrick from CHTS
  • Kevin Hudgens from Enrollment
  • Rob Hudson from BPS
  • Kris Johnson from NPS
  • Tom Lovell from English
  • Jim Mancall from President's Office
  • Evy McUmber from Chemistry
  • Tamara Moore from Consultant
  • Nichole Moore from Nursing
  • Deidre Schoolcraft from Faculty Senate
  • Alberto Teixeira from Budget/Finance
  • Krista Wallace from Advising
Strategy team image

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Mission, Vision & Values


Students succeed at PPSC


Our mission statement closely mirrors the statutory role and mission set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes § 23-60-201.

Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities to all with a focus on student success and community needs, including:

  • Occupational programs, including certificates, associate and bachelor degrees, for youth and adults in career and technical fields;
  • Two-year transfer educational programs to qualify students for admission to the junior year at other colleges and universities; and
  • A broad range of personal, career, and technical education for adults.

You can find our state system's mission statement here.


We value a community built on learning, mutual respect, and diversity.

We demonstrate these values in the following ways:
  • Teaching and Learning: Our primary commitment is to student learning, success, and achievement, while promoting open and universal access to an affordable education and affirming the importance of our facilities and learning environments.
  • Mutual Respect and Accountability: Because people are our greatest resource, we foster a culture rooted in civility, mutual trust, and support, and hold ourselves accountable for our decisions and actions.
  • Community and Diversity: We engage and support our community while embracing diversity, as it enriches lives and educational experiences.