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Mission, Vision, Values, Guiding Principles, and Culture

College Mission

Your Eastern Shore Community College welcomes all learners by providing educational pathways and support services that expand aspirations and lead to a vibrant community.

College Vision

To be the national model of a community college serving a rural area through diverse programming that leads to better lives and a better Shore.

College Values

  • Lifelong Learners
  • Positive Community Connections and Partnerships
  • Innovative and Diverse Workforce
  • Teaching and Learning Excellence
  • Student and Employee Goal Attainment
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Positive Engagement with and Service to Employers

Our Guiding Principles 

The guiding principles of each functional unit within the Academic, Student, and Workforce Programs division of the college reflect the uniqueness in each unit’s purpose, orientation, and personnel. These principles guide those contributing in each unit towards what’s most important in serving each other, other areas of the college, students, and the community. They are touchstones of expectations for staff and for the learners they serve.

Academic Affairs  

  • Hold me to high standards.
  • Care about me.
  • Support me.
  • Respect me.

Student Services 

Student Services considers itself a team and therefore values inclusiveness, integrity, and open communication among its members. We acknowledge that “one size does not fit all” and embrace diversity among ourselves and those we serve.

Workforce Services 

Workforce Services provides options for learners of all ages that lead to productive, sustainable careers,  contributing to the local economy in such a way that learners are compelled to seek continued improvement of their lives and job skills through Your Eastern Shore Community College.

Our Culture


YES! Your Eastern Shore—is ESCC’s culture of hospitality. We look beyond steps in a process to the comprehensive learner experience. YES! encourages all to start from a positive perspective, develop personal YES! visions and statements, and take prideful ownership of the college and the entire Shore community. We invite you to discover your YES! at Your Eastern Shore Community College.


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