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Strategic Plan, Mission & Vision

WVNCC Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Mission Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College’s mission is to educate and empower individuals to achieve academic and career goals, leading to a highly-skilled, well-rounded, and accomplished workforce which successfully competes and adapts in a global economy.

The College responds to the needs of the region it serves by offering a high-quality learning environment that is accessible, safe, and accommodating while nurturing teamwork and community service.

Vision Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College is recognized and admired for being a community of learners who model integrity, mutual respect, and a commitment to excellence. The College purposefully strives to:

  • Empower students to be successful
  • Achieve continued growth
  • Be responsive and adaptive
  • Value personal growth and development
  • Be fiscally responsible
  • Respect diversity
  • Be entrepreneurial whether in the classroom or online, and
  • Enhance partnerships and community service

A Pledge to Students

We, the faculty, staff and administrators of West Virginia Northern Community College, reaffirm our commitment to our common mission:

Excellence In Teaching And Learning.

As members of an academic community, we pledge to unite to support the success of all who wish to learn.

As faculty, we are a community of scholars who place a top priority on teaching, learning and advising.
As classified staff, we serve the students and the College by facilitating and enhancing the total educational process.

As administrators, we provide leadership for the development of students, faculty and staff; and we accept the responsibility for quality and accountability to the total development of the Upper Ohio Valley.

At Northern, the values of the college education and service take precedence over the values of wealth and status.

West Virginia Northern Community College, pursuant to the requirements of Titles IV, VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, gender, ancestry, marital or parental status or national origin in its employment policies and/or educational programs or activities, including admissions to such.

Inquiries concerning this rule should be directed to Stephanie Kappel, who is designated coordinator for Title IX and Section 504. Her telephone number is 304-214-8801. Her email address is

2021-2025 Strategic Plan (PDF)