Community invites to help shape TCC’s future


Tacoma Community College is inviting the public to participate in its first-ever TCC Future Summit, Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 1-5 p.m. at the TCC Gym, Building 20.

The Future Summit is a key part of building the college’s 2019-24 Strategic Plan. The event will involve students, faculty, staff, college trustees and community members.

“Our goal is to ensure all of our constituents’ voices are heard as we chart our course for the next five years,” said Ivan Harrell, Ph.D., president of Tacoma Community College. “TCC has always been a vital part of this community. We want to hear from the people we serve so that we can shape a meaningful future together.”

The Future Summit will feature prominent community speakers who will share their thoughts in 12-minute “EdTalks.” Speakers include Carol Mitchell, director, Justice Services and Special Projects, Pierce County; Lori Forte Harnick, president and CEO, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region; Sabine Endicott, Learning Communities coordinator, Tacoma Community College; and Steve Johns, professor, Communication Studies, Tacoma Community College

After the speakers, summit attendees will choose from four small group discussions focusing on the following themes to create “impact statements” that will further guide and deepen TCC’s new Strategic Plan:

Creating a culture of trust, change, and empowerment to ensure a high-performing organization;

  • The need for equitable student outcomes and how to achieve them;
  • Community partnerships as a strategy for supporting the whole student; and
  • Preparing for future workforce demands in our region.

The event is free, along with parking, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit

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