North Central Kansas Technical College carries forward successes and lessons learned from ASPIRE 2022, it’s previous 5-year strategic plan, into a new 5-year plan, opportUNITY 2027. The framework evolved from conversations involving multiple stakeholders, including the NCK Tech Board of Trustees, administration, directors, faculty, staff, students, advisory members, community and business leaders, and by identifying the institutions strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

The plans three priorities, Academics, Community, and Sustainability, were set by the NCK Tech Board of Trustees. The supporting goals resulted from the Strategic Planning Committee refining suggestions from all stakeholders. The strategies to accomplish these goals were developed by the members of Leadership Council responsible for each goal. The priorities, goals, and strategies all align to support the direction and expectations of the Higher Learning Commission, the Kansas Board of Regents, and Technical Education Authority and to support the employee-driven vision, mission, and values of NCK Tech.

OpportUNITY 2027 was approved by the Board of Trustees in October 2021 and launched in January 2022. The plan gives focus to the college over the next five years, but is also flexible to adjust as internal and external conditions change. All members of the NCK Tech community will “work TOGETHER to build a lasting legacy” and realize the goals of the plan.

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Strategic Planning Committee

Mendi Anschutz
Jennifer Brown, Chair
Eric Burks
Tricia Cline
Richard Cox
Graham Dixon
Mike Eckroat
Mark Jones
Kyle Kopsa
Samantha Miller
Darsey Offutt
Jennifer Younger

Board of Trustees

Carolyn Finney, Chairman
Don Miller, Vice Chairman
Dale Montgomery
Glennys Doane
Bob Becker
Lance Smith