ECC Launching Rolla Area Community Survey
East Central College is reaching out to community members and stakeholders in the Rolla area with a community survey intended to influence the direction of the college for years to come.
The Rolla campus is an important part of ECC’S strategic plan — SOAR to 2024. A primary goal of the plan is to identify and define the experience ECC provides to its students. The survey is a key component of the strategic planning process.
According to ECC Rolla Director Christina Ayres, community input is an invaluable resource in creating the strategic plan.
“Expanding ECC’s presence and offerings in Rolla was identified as one of the five strategic priorities to enhance the college’s impact throughout our service region,” she said.
Ayres noted that ECC is reaching out to those in the region to assist the college in identifying opportunities for growth and expansion, and the feedback will be used to help guide ECC’s expansion initiatives in the Rolla area.
“To fulfill our mission of empowering students and enriching communities through education, we are developing a comprehensive plan for our Rolla operations and understanding the needs of our service region is essential to this process,” she added.
“This survey gives a voice to the communities we serve to provide invaluable perspective as we plan for ECC Rolla’s future.”
ECC has two locations in Rolla that offer a wide range of transfer, career-ready, and health care programs designed to meet the needs of Rolla and the surrounding communities.
College administrators, faculty and staff have made a concerted effort to expand and implement the offerings of the college in Rolla.
That includes two new Industrial Engineering Technology introductory courses slated to launch in the Spring 2021.
“We also realize that our community members may not be aware of the programming and services we are currently providing through our Rolla sites, and this survey will provide insights to enhance our course offerings and programs, services, and outreach,” Ayres said.