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Foothill College Mission &  Values

Our Mission Statement

Embracing inclusivity and building strong communities, Foothill College serves diverse learners and equips its students with critical thinking skills to address complex societal challenges, to thrive in the global workforce, and to engage in a life of inquiry.

Approved by the Mission Informed Planning Council, Nov. 17, 2023; Approved by the Board of Trustees, Dec. 11, 2023

Our Vision

Foothill College educates students from diverse backgrounds that represent the demographics of the Bay Area, with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented populations. Foothill students master content and skills which are critical for their future success. They develop and act upon a sense of responsibility to be stewards of the public good.

Adopted by Planning & Resource Council (PaRC) in Fall 2014

Our Values

Honesty | Integrity | Trust | Openness | Transparency | Forgiveness | Sustainability

Our Purpose

To provide access to educational opportunity for all with innovation and distinction.

Foothill College Offers:

  • an associate in arts or associate in science degree, or specialty certificate;
  • preparation for transfer to another college, university or post secondary institution;
  • career education, training, and services;
  • basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), leadership skills and student development; and
  • student support services to promote student success.

Foothill College's success is measured by the following quality indicators:

  • Access: Educational Opportunity for All
  • Student Success: Completion of Student Goals
  • Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Support of Learning
  • Climate for Learning
  • Fiscal and Enrollment Stability
  • Reputation: Innovation and Distinctiveness

Governance at Foothill

Governance Memos

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Dr. Kristina Whalen, President


Administration Building 1900

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