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CR Strategic Vision

 

College of the Redwoods puts student success first by providing accessible and relevant developmental, career technical, and transfer education.

  • We provide accessible, affordable, high quality, higher education in our region.
  • We are leaders in the effective use of all learning modalities (e.g., classroom, distance learning, internships, fieldwork) to provide students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
  • We promote and encourage a learning community among students, faculty, and staff.
  • We deliver strong individual support and mentoring for students.
  • We achieve equity in all areas of student success.

 

The College partners with the community to contribute to the economic vitality and lifelong learning needs of its service area.

  • Our workforce training responds to regional workforce needs.
  • Our graduates can find opportunities in the local region that allow them to become valued, contributing members of the community.
  • We have vibrant partnerships with all community stakeholders (e.g., employers, high schools, HSU) so that we can respond to the existing and emerging needs of students and the community.
  • The communities we serve see CR as a “hub” of cultural, social, and economic activities.
  • We have established partnerships that enhance success by supporting the safety, health, and wellness of our students. 

 

The College continually assesses student learning and institutional performance and practices to embrace diversity, to encourage a healthy community environment and to improve upon the programs and services we offer, all to promote student learning.

  • We are a flexible and nimble organization, able to assess and respond effectively to the changing needs of our students and our community.
  • We employ state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and facilities throughout the District to support learning, communication, and institutional performance.
  • We understand the unique nature of each campus center and allow them the autonomy to meet campus and community needs, and ensure that decision-making is inclusive and services are equitable. 
  • We have clear and transparent processes for core operations and decision-making.
  • We have excellent communication, coordination, and collaboration across campuses.
  • Our students, faculty, staff, Board, and curricula reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and are culturally sensitive, respectful, and proficient.
  • We value and nourish student engagement and empowerment, and we are inclusive of underrepresented student communities.

CR Mission


College of the Redwoods puts student success first by providing accessible and relevant developmental, career technical, and transfer education.

The College partners with the community to contribute to the economic vitality and lifelong learning needs of its service area.

The College continually assesses student learning and institutional performance and practices to embrace diversity, to encourage a healthy community environment and to improve upon the programs and services we offer, all to promote student learning.

CR History


The Redwoods Community College District was formed in January of 1964 by an election of the voters of Humboldt County. A bond issue of $3,600,000 was passed for the initial construction of what is now the college’s Eureka Campus.

From 1965-1967, the college offered courses and programs on the campus of Eureka High School. More than 1800 students registered at the College in 1965-66. The initial staff of the college consisted of 31 full-time faculty and administrative staff and approximately 85 part-time faculty.

In May of 1975, the residents of coastal Mendocino County voted for annexation into the Redwoods District, and in July of 1978, Del Norte County joined the district.

The initial construction of the college’s Eureka Campus, seven miles south of the city of Eureka, began in 1968 and was completed in 1975. The Del Norte Education Center in Crescent City was constructed in 1981; and the Mendocino Education Center, just south of Fort Bragg, was constructed in 1986. The college also maintains the Klamath-Trinity Instructional Site on the Hoopa Indian Reservation, approximately 60 miles northeast of Eureka and the Garberville Instructional Site, approximately 70 miles south of Eureka.

The college celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Learn more

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