SUNY Jefferson

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning iconIt is an exciting time at Jefferson Community College as we close out our current Strategic Plan 2014-2020 and begin to develop the next strategic plan that will lead the College through 2025.  Jefferson has a Strategic Planning Committee comprised of constituents from across the campus community and has engaged with CampusWorks Inc., a strategic planning consultant specializing in community colleges and other institutions of higher education.

The strategic planning process is designed to be collaborative in nature and over the next several months the College will host a variety of events to gather input from community members, students, faculty, staff and area business leaders.  Work is well underway and our goal for completion is October 2019.  We hope you will help us by providing your input to Jefferson’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025.  We will post news, updates and information here throughout the process, please check back often.

Thank you for inquiring about Jefferson's Future Summit. The online registration link has closed, however you may register for the Future Summit by emailing Thank you!



  • Fall 2018: Engaging stakeholders and assessing the internal and external environment.
  • Spring 2019: Defining the ideal student experience, aligning our values, and identifying strategy.
  • Summer 2019: Setting objectives and planning for implementation.
  • Early Fall 2019: Presenting the strategic plan to the campus and community.

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Community Breakfast Review,  January 31, 2019

Committee Members

Josh Canale, Co-Facilitator
Megan Stadler, Co-Facilitator
Dr. Ty Stone, College President
Judy Gentner, Board of Trustees
Trevor Bradish
Linda Dittrich
Jack Donato
Dan Dupee
Jerilyn Fairman
Tom Finch
Karen Freeman
Terrence Harris
Michael Lennox
Monica Papagni

Kim Sell
Rebecca Small Kellogg
Lynn Sprott
Kim Stearns
Sheree Trainham
Irene Wilder


Strategic Planning Events

Jefferson Community College President Ty Stone invites community members to participate in the College’s signature strategic planning event, the Future Summit on March 18th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm in the College's Sturtz Theater. Education is our business, but we cannot do it without strong partnerships with business and industry, state and local governments, K-12 leaders, non-profit organizations, and our students. We are asking you to take a seat at the table.

First on the agenda will be EdTalks during which you will hear from noted speakers on key issues and future trends that will affect the North Country and this community’s college. After these thought-provoking EdTalks, you will be asked to participate in small group discussions, facilitated by members of the Jefferson community, and discuss the impact of these trends on the College and the North Country region. The resulting impact statements will provide the foundation for the College’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025.  

We hope you will join us and share your insights on the future of Jefferson Community College.

Thank you for inquiring about Jefferson's Future Summit. The online registration link has closed, however you may register for the Future Summit by emailing Thank you!

In February, the Strategic Planning Committee and campus community took part in an a comprehensive Environmental Scan Workshop. In the fall, the Strategic Planning Committee created nine work groups to conduct in-depth analyses of emerging trends in a number of key areas. During the Environmental Scan, each work group will share their results in a brief presentation. Following the presentations, Kevin David from CampusWorks will facilitate discussion and solicit input on which topics Jefferson’s internal and external communities should hear more about at the Future Summit in March. In addition, Kevin David will lead a discussion on the College’s Mission, Vision, Core Values and Traits of Excellence.

In one of the first of many strategic planning activities, Kevin David of CampusWorks lead nearly 100 faculty, staff and students through a Student Experience Workshop in January 2019. The goals of the Student Experience Workshop were to examine how the College’s student services, technology and processes may be utilized to the fullest potential to fulfill its mission and also to identify a vision for the ideal student experience at Jefferson Community College. We are awaiting the Student Experience Statement that will develop from that collective brainstorming session and will share it here when finalized.

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In October 2018, Jefferson hosted more than 75 community members for a Community Breakfast: Data Walk during which we posed six key questions for consideration and comment. Topics included academic services, affordability, innovative community partnerships, workforce training and community engagement.  We asked what should change and what should never change about Jefferson in our efforts to serve our community and fulfill our mission. For a summary of findings, we invite you to read President Stone’s Community Breakfast Results.

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About CampusWorks

For twenty years, CampusWorks Inc. has been an industry leader in providing advisory services to higher education institutions, including a vast array of community and technical colleges.  At the core of CampusWorks is the belief that student success should be at the heart of every decision, thus they begin each client relationship on a listening tour of organization constituents to uncover the obstacles and challenges impeding student success. This collaborative approach, which is rooted in "systems thinking," creates a shared understanding of the project's strategic objectives and results in solutions that have institution-wide buy in and impact. 

In addition to assisting colleges with strategic planning, CampusWorks also specializes in accreditation and compliance, cybersecurity, staff augmentation, shared services, learning management systems, business process optimization and other creative solutions to improve operations, reduce costs, and position students for success.