Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2018-2023



  • Providing a holistic approach to student support and success
  • Expanding opportunities for student and employee recognition
  • Supporting students in developing essential skills for student success
  • Expanding partnerships to enhance learning outside the classroom
  • Developing college-wide mentoring networks for students


  • Expanding partnerships to enhance community relationships
  • Implementing pathways to align with transfer and career goals
  • Supporting student groups with specialized success strategies
  • Fostering a culture of innovation
  • Providing development opportunities to meet diverse employee needs


  • Preserving an inclusive environment of respect and compassion
  • Intentionally developing an environment to support equity and diversity
  • Enhancing the physical environment to support student learning and sustainability
  • Developing and implementing best practices
  • Actively engaging in governmental and professional organizations


Northwest Vista College will continue to focus its efforts on developing community-wide partnerships to improve access to education and the quality of life in San Antonio and its surrounding communities.



Northwest Vista College creates opportunities for success by offering quality academic, technical and life-long learning experiences to its diverse communities in a collaborative, student-centered, data informed and shared leadership environment.



As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Northwest Vista College fulfills its mission by offering the following:

  • Transfer education designed to provide students with the first two years of the bachelor’s degree
  • General education courses in the liberal arts and sciences to support all college degree programs
  • Career preparation provided through workforce programs to prepare students for immediate employment
  • Developmental studies for students to bring their basic skills to a level appropriate for college work
  • Continuing education, including a variety of enrichment, training, licensure, and professional programs
  • Academic and student support services for all students, including those with special needs, that include comprehensive advising and monitoring, high-quality learning resources, assessment, counseling, tutoring, and financial assistance
  • Academic co-curricular activities and social and cultural activities, and information literacy