University description (as per official university website)
First rate education, first name basis
When Lakeland College opened in 1913, there were only 34 students enrolled. Today we have two campuses and over 8,000 full- and part-time students --- but Lakeland is as tight-knit as ever.Our classes are small, so your instructors get to know you --- not just your name but also your wants, needs, hopes, and fears. They can sense when to challenge you and when to cut you some slack. If you have a question or a concern, the doorís always open. And if you need a place to board your horses for the summer, an extra ticket to the basketball game, or a recommendation letter for a job application --- the doorís probably open for that, too.Lakelandís comfortable setting allows you to focus on learning. Our award-winning programs are designed to ease your transition into the work force and/or further study at a four-year institution. Youíll get a university-caliber education here --- but without the red tape, the big crowds and the distractions.
To inspire our learners to realize their individual potential.
To achieve educational excellence in a people-centred environment.
We are united in our support of the Mission and Vision of Lakeland College.
Strategies to achieving our vision
To be responsive to our stakeholders by providing leadership:
in manifesting our values through action.
in a unified, vision-focused environment.
in diverse, relevant, high-quality programming.
in geographically and culturally accessible post-secondary education.
in service excellence and accountable institutional processes.
in innovative and sustainable solutions to community, economic and environmental challenges.
Value: People Centered
We support a caring, challenging, and equitable working environment in which we are encouraged to develop our full potential and are recognized for our contribution.
We thrive in an environment of open, honest, and respectful communication based on fact and fairness.
We are committed to supporting one another in our decision-making and the achievement of our goals.
We each genuinely value one another for our contribution to the Collegeís overall success.
We value loyalty and teamwork.
We make mutual trust the foundation of all our relationships and the touchstone for resolving all conflict.
We guard the health, safety and wellness of our community when conducting business.
We foster an enjoyable climate.
We take pride in Lakeland College and its place in the community.
We celebrate our successes and promote our institution.
We value adherence to the highest professional ethical standards
Value: Innovative Educational Excellence
Innovative Educational Excellence
We value quality and excellence in everything we do: the breadth and variety of our programming, our services, our professionalism, our Lakeland College leadership, our learning, and our service to our community and the environment.
We seek to earn the trust, respect and confidence of our community by understanding its needs and providing superior services.
We each take responsibility for modeling and nurturing behaviors consistent with our values.
We participate in community events and organizations as a responsibility of membership in our society.
We adhere to effective and efficient processes in accord with our Vision, Mission, and Values.
We value informed decision-making.
We value the business acumen that enables Lakeland College to adequately resource superior programming and provide financial stability.
We provide the best value for our community through innovation and efficiency.