LFCC Adopts New Mission Statement

For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has adopted a new mission statement for the College. The new statement reads:

“LFCC provides a positive, caring and dynamic learning environment that inspires student success, values diversity and promotes community vitality.”

 “This new statement is a strong foundation for LFCC as it moves forward through the 21st century,” said Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC president.

 The new mission statement is the result of work over the past few months, where feedback was obtained from forums held with employees, students, board members, and community members regarding the most important characteristics of LFCC.   Four draft mission statements were developed and all employees and board members could vote on their preference.  The adopted mission statement won by a wide margin.  Following unanimous adoption by the LFCC Board on December 1, 2011, the VCCS Chancellor approved the statement on December 19, 2011.  LFCC will begin to use the new statement on January 3, 2012.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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