Strategic Planning

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"[Strategic planning is] the narrative map that communicates where an organization wants to go and identifies how it intends to get there." Sanagahan, 2009

Del Mar College engages in a five-year Strategic Planning cycle. From the first formal Strategic Plan - Access to Excellence, 2009-2014 - to the current planning process for 2024-2029, Del Mar staff engage a variety of stakeholders in the process. Faculty, staff, and students, along with community leaders - each group is important in determining the goals and objectives Del Mar College wants to attain in the five-year cycle and developing a plan and strategies to reach those goals.


Dr. Natalie Villarreal
Executive Director of
Strategic & Operational Initiatives

Dr. Sydney Saumby
Assoc. VP of Institutional Effectiveness & Academics

Dr. Lucy James
Assessment Specialist