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Strategic Planning / Achieving the Dream



The Los Rios Board of Trustees has approved our new vision, mission, and social justice statements, as well as strategic goals! A PDF version of the approved statements and goals is available now.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the strategic planning process. Your feedback and input has been crucial in the success of the new plan. Please look for more information in fall 2017!


Over the last couple of years, the college has taken a hard look at what it will take to significantly improve the outcomes of all of our students. Through this dynamic process, we concluded that such improvements can only happen through a fundamental redesign our students' experience.

The college joined Achieving the Dream to support and assist us as we embarked on this redesign effort, the official launch of which has been the development of a new strategic plan. This planning process has included multiple college wide summits as part of gathering input from across the institution. The participation and engagement has been outstanding - there is clearly momentum for redesigning our students' experience.

Watch the video below for an overview from ARC President Thomas Greene.

Achieving the Dream

American River College is proud to be a member of Achieving the Dream, a national network founded on the premise that redesigning key Achieving the Dream Logo aspects of a college is not an innate skill, but rather a learned one, where the efforts come through time, effort, the exercise of courage, and experiences of both failure and success.

Have Questions?

For questions regarding the strategic plan, please contact the Achieving the Dream Team Leaders at Achieving the Dream Core Team Leaders are Tressa Tabares (Political Science Faculty) and Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson (Vice President of Instruction). Achieving the Dream Data Team Leaders are Yuj Shimizu (Psychology Faculty/Researcher) and Adam Karp (Dean of Planning, Research, and Technology).