Vision, Mission, and Values Statement

Hartnell College will be nationally recognized for the success of our students by developing leaders who will contribute to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our region and the global community.

Focusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.

Values are the essential enduring tenets that guide Hartnell College. They set forth what we believe and they define how we conduct ourselves. At the core of these values is the student.

Students First
We believe the first question that should be asked when making decisions is “What impact will the decision have on student access, learning, development, achievement, and success?”

Academic and Service Excellence
We commit to excellence in teaching and student services that develop the intellectual, personal, and social competence of every student.

Diversity and Equity
We embrace and celebrate differences and uniqueness among all students and employees. We welcome students and employees of all backgrounds.

Ethics and Integrity
We commit to respect, civility, honesty, responsibility, and transparency in all actions and communications.

We develop relationships within the college and community, locally and globally, that allow us to grow our knowledge, expand our reach, and strengthen our impact on those we serve.

Leadership and Empowerment
We commit to growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement.

Through collaboration, we seek and create new tools, techniques, programs, and processes that contribute to continuous quality improvement.

Stewardship of Resources
We commit to effective utilization of human, physical, financial, and technological resources.

Approved by the Board of Trustees: February 4, 2014