Thunderbirds THRIVE – The MCC Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Thunderbirds Thrive cover artMesa Community College’s future direction is determined through a dynamic, collaborative, and continuous process of strategic planning designed to ensure the long-term viability of our institution for the students and communities we serve. The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, Thunderbirds THRIVE, translates our vision - to inspire, ensure access, and empower action - to reality.

Led by the MCC Strategic Planning Committee, MCC engaged hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The investments each of these groups make in MCC is inspiring, and the development of our targeted Wildly Important Goals could not have been completed without their candor and ideas.The plan, Thunderbirds THRIVE, encompasses three strategic directions, each having both a Wildly Important Goal (WIG) and Sub-Wildly Important Goals:

1. MCC is an agent for diversity, equity and inclusion 2. MCC improves student experiences and outcomes through Guided Pathways 3. MCC is a great place to work
WIG: By 2025, MCC will attain equitable two-year college completion outcomes* across all racial groups. WIG: By 2025, MCC will increase overall successful two-year outcomes* of new-to-college students from 11% to 16%. WIG: By Fall 2021, MCC will establish goals and key strategies for this strategic direction based on employee feedback.

*Successful two-year outcomes are defined as earning a credential, transferring to a university or, for part-time students, earning 30 or more credits.

Review the full 2020-2025 Strategic Plan online at