College Art Faculty Shows at Banfill-Locke

College Invites Public to College Hour Reading by Local Authors, Sept. 10

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Faculty to Fall Semester

College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Students to Fall Semester with Week of Activities

Fall Picnics Kick-Off New Academic Year at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Chinese Exchange Faculty Member

Community Organizations Step Forward to Sponsor College's Annual Prairie Home Delights Scholarship Fundraiser, Sept. 25

Roles Cast in College Fall Play, "The Laramie Project"

Senator George McGovern Speaking at Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge Campus - Public Welcome

President Johns of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Named 2008 Pacesetter of the Year

Discover Possibilities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Open House

College Students Cut Acting Chops to Perform Intriguing Docu-Drama, "The Laramie Project" Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1

Coffee House Series Rocks Anoka-Ramsey Community College Each Month, October Through April

Prairie Home Delights Grossed More Than $27,500 for Student Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Bachelor’s in Special Education Continues at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Through Partnership Renewal with St. Cloud State University

Cambridge Campus Hosts Renowned Author

New Season, New Coaches, New Life for Men's Basketball Program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

New Board Members Bring Wealth of Experience to Coon Rapids Campus Foundation

College Art Faculty Curates Watercolor Invitational

New Board Member Brings Wealth of Experience to Cambridge Campus Foundation

College Offers Wide Array of Veterans' Services

Anoka-Ramsey Art Faculty Receives Printmaking Award

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Fallen Comrade Ceremony Nov. 12 to Honor Veterans

Women's Volleyball Team Forges to Successful Season Close

College Student Art Sale-Unique Gifts, Good Cause, Great Value

College Choir Performs Winter Choral Concert

KARE11 Features Anoka-Ramsey

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Proceeds Deliberately After State Deficit Announcement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Thanks Donors at Second Annual Legacy Dinner

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Embarks on Strategic Planning Process; Public Invited

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Donates $25,000 for Nursing Scholarships at Cambridge Campus

Tuition Cut in Half at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to Retrain Unemployed Workforce

Annual Cambridge Campus Scholardazzle Fundraiser Seeks Guests, Sponsors to Support Students

College Reschedules Public Meetings for Strategic Planning

College Offers Accelerated, Eight-Week Business Courses

College Offers Unique Experience for Jazz Musicians

College Announces Cast for "Hormel Girls" Musical

Golden Rams Rally, Split Weekend Games

Number of Season Bests in Victory over St. Thomas JV

Men’s Basketball falls to Madison Tech

Rams Defeat St. John's JV

Rams Split Weekend Games

The Golden Rams Split Matches in Illinois

College Embarks on Strategic Planning Process; Public Invited

December 05, 2008
Community members, college faculty and staff are invited to join forces to assist Anoka-Ramsey Community College in continuing to engage and enhance its student-focused vision through a strategic planning process themed "Designing for Distinction." The first in a series of three Search Conferences will be held at the college's Coon Rapids Campus, Thursday, Dec. 11, 3 to 5 p.m. (Riverview Room), and will be facilitated by Strategic Planning Consultant, Al Watts of inTEgro, Inc.
strategic planning process
As shown here, Anoka-Ramsey Community College President, Dr. Patrick M. Johns (second from left) encourages the community to share their thoughts about the role of the college. Johns is currently inviting the community to participate in the college's strategic planning process, which includes search conferences to gather community feedback.

"It's imperative that the public provide input in these search conferences, so please consider this a personal invitation," says Anoka-Ramsey Community College President, Dr. Patrick M. Johns. "We want to hear from as many people as possible-faculty, staff, employers, civic leaders, and community members-this is your college."

Search Conference participants are encouraged to discuss where the college should focus its priorities and allocate resources during the next five years and beyond to address the needs of the students it serves.

Prior to attending one of the search conferences, participants are encouraged to consider:

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College's most significant strengths and which ones it should build?
  • Anything Anoka-Ramsey could do or should do differently, in your opinion, that would help it achieve its mission and serve the community even more effectively?
  • What needs and trends you see in the community and wider environment that may provide clues to how the college should be directing its efforts over the next three to five years

Additional Search Conferences are scheduled for:

  • Coon Rapids Campus: Monday, Dec. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. (Riverview Room)
  • Cambridge Campus: Wednesday, Dec.17, 4 to 6 p.m. (Rm. G201)

Search conferences are attended by key college administrators, key college President's Unit staff and college Steering Committee members. Further, invitations were mailed to about 900 community leaders, including donors, business leaders, members of advisory committees, government leaders at many levels, foundation boards and college alumni.

Under Watts' leadership, Anoka-Ramsey will continue with the strategic planning process, include one-on-one interviews, focus sessions, President's Council sessions; and sessions with key external groups such as CAC and campus foundations, through April. During that time, the college's Strategic Planning Steering Committee will also gather demographic data, best practices information, economic information and other intelligence. After all groups are consulted and the Steering Committee drafts a plan, Watts will conduct meetings with all of the constituent groups to get their reactions to the draft plan. The goal is to offer people multiple opportunities to provide input and then validate the composite of all the strategic intelligence.

For more information on the search conference or Anoka-Ramsey Community College's strategic planning effort, contact the college's Director of Institutional Advancement, Evelyn Gedde at 763-712-4479. To RSVP for one of the search conferences, please call 763-433-1189.