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​Mission / Vision / Values

Mission:

College of the Desert provides excellent educational programs and services that contribute to the success of our students and the vitality of the communities we serve.

Vision:

College of the Desert will be a center of collaborations and innovations for educational enrichment, economic development and quality of life in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities.

Values:

College of the Desert is a learning-centered institution that values:

  • Student Success:

    Student learning and growth are central to all we do.
  • Diversity & Inclusion:

    We embrace the diversity of our community and uphold the dignity and worth of the individual.
  • Integrity:

    We are open, honest and reliable.
  • Respect:

    We value the thoughts, words, and actions of our students, colleagues, and community.
  • Dedication:

    Our faculty, staff and administrators are responsible leaders who effectively implement programs in support of student learning and efficient college operations.
  • Professionalism:

    We are current in our areas of expertise and embody high standards of conduct.
  • Communication:

    We communicate with authenticity in pursuit of broad understanding, effective dialog, and inclusive decision-making.
  • Lifelong Learning:

    Learning is essential to living, for our students, faculty and staff.