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April 21, 2010

Laney Unveils 2010 Educational Master Plan


Dear Friends:

It is with great pride and pleasure that I present to you our 2010 Laney College Educational Master Plan, a roadmap to guide our growth and development in the years ahead.

This document represents the tremendous vision, enthusiasm, and ability of Laney College. The Educational Master Plan was crafted with the full participation of the Laney community, from staff to students, from faculty to the surrounding community. Throughout the eight month planning process it took to produce the plan, I have been consistently humbled by the wisdom and attention to detail with which all involved approached this important task.

Reading this plan, you will soon see that the future of Laney College is bright. Each day, our campus community transforms lives, develops our regional workforce, and helps create healthy conditions for our community. In the years ahead, we will continue in that mission as we work to provide the exceptional academic experience our students deserve. You can look forward to new and expanded facilities, programs that address the changing needs of the economy and community, and expanded opportunities for professional development.

As you well know, the educational sector, and community colleges in particular, now face unprecedented challenges. With the economic downturn, more and more students are turning to community colleges for the education and skills training necessary to open up new career opportunities.  At the same time, state budget cuts threaten to dramatically reduce our resources to provide that education, as well as the student services that are necessary to assist students through the educational process.

This plan responds to the emerging economic realities with a deep commitment to the smart use of resources. We will maximize the use of our existing assets and seek out new partnerships within business, government, and philanthropy. No matter the economic conditions, we remain committed to providing an exceptional educational environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

I urge you to take the time to review this document. This is your vision for the future of Laney College. I look forward to partnering with each of you as we work to bring that vision to life in the days and years ahead.

Sincerely,

Dr. Elñora Tena Webb

Acting President

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