Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Los Medanos College provides our community with equitable access to educational opportunities and support services that empower students to achieve their academic and career goals in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Our Vision

Los Medanos College will be a leader in providing innovative, dynamic, and equitable educational experiences, support services, and career opportunities that empower students and transform our community.

Our Values

Excellence: We strive for EXCELLENCE in the academic programs, support services, resources, facilities, and educational experiences that we provide to our students and community.  We continuously work toward performing at the highest level, exceeding standards, and achieving our institutional goals.

Respect: All members of our campus community deserve – and must be treated with – RESPECT.  We honor the attributes, skills, abilities, and contributions of each individual, and are committed to treating one another with dignity, civility, and compassion.

Diversity: We believe deeply in the important role of DIVERSITY in the success of our students and institution.  We recognize that our highest potential – individually and collectively – can only be achieved when we: embrace and celebrate the diversity in our student body and community; hire, support, and retain a diverse and highly-qualified workforce; provide a wide array of diverse course offerings, academic programs, and support services; ensure that diverse perspectives and culturally-responsive practices are reflected in our curricula and learning environments; and advocate for racial and social justice for all.

Integrity: We demonstrate INTEGRITY in the development and delivery of all programs, services, and operations.  As good stewards of public resources and trust, it is incumbent upon us to educate and engage our students, colleagues, and community with honesty, transparency, and accountability.

Responsiveness: We demonstrate RESPONSIVENESS to serve our students and the community.  Through strong collaboration with educational partners, business and industry, community-based organizations, and civic agencies, we are able to effectively address the changing needs and dynamic environment in our service area.