New Strategic Plan Will Guide Lambton College Into 2024


January 17, 2019

New Strategic Plan
New Strategic Plan

SARNIA, January 17, 2019 – A new Strategic Plan at Lambton College will set a clear vision of where the institution will be by the year 2024.

The new plan, unveiled earlier today in the College’s new Athletics & Fitness Complex, was designed to leverage past and current strengths while demonstrating flexibility to adapt in a changing world.

Student and community success remain at the forefront of the College’s mission, with a heightened vision to challenge boundaries in a world shaped by the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution.

President & CEO Judith Morris said the rapid pace of merging technologies, automation and digital tools require the College to transform the learning landscape in order to prepare graduates for a changing world.

Before introducing the new plan, Morris took some time to celebrate the College’s success and achievements over the past five years including 171 per cent increase in International student enrolment, 90 per cent increase in Indigenous student enrolment, being named the #1 Research College in the country, and completing $79M in capital additions.

The latest Strategic Plan, titled “Empowering Today, Shaping Tomorrow” focuses on the following three pillars:

Our Students: Prepare students to succeed in a world of constant economic, environmental and social change.

Our People: Our people are highly valued and at the centre of a vibrant culture.

Our Local & Global Community: Promote inclusivity fairness and understanding to prepare students for a complex and interdependent world.

Highlights of the plan include specific commitments towards advancing Truth & Reconciliation in collaboration with Indigenous communities, enriching the College and community through internationalization, and excellence in teaching and learning to equip students to be agile and flexible in a changing global economy.

Additional strategies focus on advancing new areas of applied research, and social justice initiatives that will encourage collaboration and appreciation of diversity.

Morris said the plan was developed in consultation with local leaders, First Nations communities, students, and members of the Lambton College community. She said the plan includes commitments and success measures that are intentionally expansive.

“The Strategic Plan will ensure our College is able to pivot quickly and take advantage of opportunities to reach beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary,” Morris said. “Together, we will define, lead, and implement initiatives that will achieve success measures in support of the commitments made within this new Strategic Plan.”

Five core values, which were identified as Innovation, Caring, Quality, Vitality, and Diversity, were also revealed as part of the new plan. Intended to communicate elements of the Lambton experience, the new values were selected to represent core strengths of the College.

For more information on Lambton College’s Strategic Plan, highlights from the past five years, and details of the consultation process, go to lambtoncollege.ca/strategicplan.


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Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca