COS Vision Statement

The entire College of the Sequoias community works in an environment of mutual respect to realize the following vision:
  1. COS students achieve their full educational potential. The college strives to provide an educational pathway for every student with regard to background, disability, location, culture, learning modality, and preconceived time frames.

  2. COS promotes an environment that creates a positive attitude among COS employees that carries over to the students and into the community.

  3. COS is a community leader whose contributions positively impact the lives of the population it serves.

  4. Educational programs at COS are aligned to meet the constantly emerging economic and workforce development needs of the community through partnerships with business, government, industry and labor.

 COS Board Priorities

  1. Continue efforts to maintain required enrollment/FTES to be eligible for revenue augmentation at the COS Hanford Educational Center and COS Tulare College Center. Est. 2016.

  2. Continue efforts to strengthen the COS Agriculture program including planning for future productivity of Farm Operations acreage, master planning for irrigation and water access, visioning future changes in Agriculture instruction and programs, and formal revisiting and recommendations for the suspended program in Veterinary Tech. Est. 2010, updated 2016.

  3. Ensure fiscal stability and strive to achieve a General Fund reserve consistent with average (15%) for community colleges statewide. Est. 2012, updated 2016.

  4. Collaborate with City of Visalia officials to review entire area surrounding COS Visalia campus. Develop proposals for Board consideration to maximize use of the Mooney parking lot across from the Visalia campus and present options for Board consideration in 2016-17. Est. 2012, updated 2016.

  5. Work diligently through the due process of collective bargaining and labor relation laws, to achieve employee contract agreements that are mutually beneficial for employees, students, the District, and that serve the overall best interest of our COS Vision and College community. Est. 2013, updated 2016.​
Last Updated: 2/16/2016 9:03 AM