Mission: Preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities. In order to accomplish this mission, the board of trustees has empowered the chancellor, as executive officer, to implement its policies. The chancellor, with the other officers of the District, will provide leadership in the implementation of the mission and goals of the District. Vision: Learning is the focus of everything we do at Metropolitan Community College. Student learning is central to our mission, employee learning is key to our strength, and organizational learning is the foundation for innovation and growth. Learning is a lifelong process. Learners are whole persons with intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, ethical, vocational, and economic dimensions. As learners, as facilitators of learning, and as an organization, we accept responsibility to: Manage learning and commit the time and energy that meaningful learning requires.Encourage free, open, and respectful exchange of ideas as a natural part of change.Synthesize tradition and innovation in order to enhance academic achievement.Design and implement structures and processes that promote learning.Draw on diversity to influence and inform learning.Engage in continuous assessment, reflection, and adaptation.Create a physical, social, and intellectual environment that supports learning.Build partnerships that promote individual, institutional, and community betterment.