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Strategic Planning 2013-2018


Tidewater Community College Strategic Plan

One College
One Voice
One Future

Dr. Edna V. Baehre‐Kolovani, Tidewater Community College’s fifth president, assumed the presidency in July 2012 and brought to the college a passion for inclusion and participation.

Her first priority: To build on TCC’s success and formulate a college‐wide strategic plan to guide the operations of the college over the next five years. To do this, she employed a process called Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which is based on the idea that every organization has positive attributes when it is most effective, successful, and connected to its stakeholders.

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Through AI open meetings with faculty and staff over a period of weeks, three attributes emerged that constitute TCC’s “positive core”:

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Dedication

The resulting plan is a mere seven pages, but it lays out the college’s goals, objectives and measurable results to leverage these attributes over the next five years.

Read the strategic plan

While TCC seeks to preserve its best practices, it also seeks to innovate and become a more efficient and effective resource  for the South Hampton Roads community and its citizenry.

Moving forward, the strategic plan will be organized into annual goals and objectives that will form the basis of the college’s work.

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News: President Baehre-Kolovani calls for college to stressone vision, one voice in shaping its future

Aug. 20, 2013 — President Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani opened fall convocation on Aug. 19 with an awards ceremony recognizing faculty and staff at the Roper Performing Arts Center followed by an address that highlighted the vision of the college’s five-year strategic plan. … Read the full story

News: Strategic planning sessions allow all at TCC to shape its future

April 13, 2013 — Find what works, build upon that and fix what doesn’t work. In a nutshell, that is the philosophy behind Appreciative Inquiry, the energizing tool that will help shape TCC’s strategic initiatives for the coming years... Read the full story





About the President

Edna Baehre-Kolovani, Ph.D. became the fifth president of Tidewater Community College on
July 9, 2012.

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