Vision. Focus. Future.
Tacoma Community College: 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

Tacoma Community College has served the community since 1965. More than 500,000 students have earned their associate’s degree to transfer to a four-year university or professional-technical certificate to embark on a new career. Others have come to TCC to learn English, get high school and college credentials or start fresh. Many of our students are adult learners, people who seek a better life and career through a college education. At TCC, our doors are always open and accessible to anyone who wishes to learn.

Much has changed since we opened the first college building in 1965. But our spirit has remained the same. At TCC, we are welcoming, supportive and committed to student success. This spirit is an important piece of us. And it’ll be our guide as we work to build our new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

Our Plan for the Future

TCC has launched its process to create a new strategic plan that not only reflects our values and commitment, but ensures success for each and every one of our students.

TCC has partnered with CampusWorks, Inc., along with a campus-wide steering committee who are led by three appointed tri-chairs to create a plan that will carry us strong into the future.

Get involved! You're invited to the TCC Future Summit.

We invite the Tacoma community to give us guidance on the future direction of TCC. Join us for the TCC Future Summit, from 1-5pm, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at the TCC Gym, Building 20. At this event, you will hear from community speakers through "EdTalks" and take part in small-group discussions, where you will develop a series of impact statements that will inform our strategic plan. 


General Timeline

Nov. 12-16, 2018 Strategic Plan kick-off with CampusWorks, Inc., students, faculty and staff 
Jan. 30, 2019 TCC Future Summit. RSVP here.
February-April, 2019 Further development of the Strategic Plan 
May 2019 2019-2024 Strategic Plan approved by TCC Board of Trustees 


Strategic Plan Tri-Chairs


Analea BrauburgerAnalea Brauburger

Dean, Organizational Learning and Effectiveness

Ashley CaughellAshley Caughell

Program Specialist, TCC Athletics 

Sopang MenSopang Men

Professor, Communication and Transitional Studies


Other members of the Strategic Plan team 

CampusWorks Facilitators:

  • Kevin David, PhD, Portfolio Executive Leader, CampusWorks, Inc.
    Kevin is a seasoned higher education professional whose experience both in the classroom and in administrative leadership roles has given him broad insight into teaching and learning, student development, guided pathways, strategic planning, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness. Over his 15 years in higher education, Kevin has been a full-time faculty member at two universities and served as the Director of Planning and Institutional Research, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and Provost at Tulsa Community College. He earned a BA in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and an MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.
  • Liz Murphy, Chairman and Chief Evangelist, CampusWorks, Inc.
    Liz Murphy joined CampusWorks in 2011, bringing with her 22 years of experience at Datatel (now Ellucian) where she most recently served as the chief client officer. Liz, a former president of the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation (AFIT), currently serves as a board member of both Community College Business Officers (CCBO) and Quality Matters. Liz earned a BA from the University of Scranton and an MA in Executive Management from the University of Maryland.

Logistics Liaison: Angelique Odom, Executive Assistant, Office of the President

Communications Liaison: Tamyra Howser, Director, Marketing and Communication

TCC Strategic Plan Steering Committee:

Iyad Alaqrabawi, Susan Bennett, Lynette Crumity, Julie Dunbar, Sabine Endicott, Mary Fox, Charlene Gore, Katie Gulliford, Ralph Hitz, Dave Howard, Victoria Ichungwa, Joanne Iverson, Stephen Johns, Melanie Johnson, Meredith LaFlesh, Denise Levine, Sarah Lewandowski-Noble, Patricia Mede, James Mendoza, Monica Monk, Sonja Morgan, Sakura Moses, Sheila Northrop, Carlos Otero, Scott Perkins, Kenneth Pimpleton, Nora Price, Sharon Rivera, Margaret Robinson, Sultana Shabazz, Steven Simpson, Christopher Soran, Ndeye Sow, Katrina Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Candice Watkins, James Reisdorf, Lorraine Parrish