Strategic Plan and Initiatives

Since Oakton opened its doors nearly five decades ago, employees have worked to help students change their lives.

Building on the work of previous strategic plans - especially “Success Matters,” the 2018-2022 strategic plan, “Vision 2030: Building Just and Thriving Communities” was approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2022. “Vision 2030” affirms an invigorated commitment to students, as Oakton adopts new strategies for ensuring their learning, persistence and attainment. The plan focuses on three strategic goals, which include: 

  • Strengthening Students’ Oakton Experience
  • Enhancing Workforce Readiness and Community Engagement 
  • Advancing Racial Equity

Students enroll at Oakton with the goal of building a better life for themselves and their families, and to make a positive impact on their community. To reach their successful outcome — a degree or certificate conferred, credits transferred, or a career improved — every student needs personal attention and effective support from outstanding instructors, and a caring community. “Vision 2030” is Oakton’s roadmap to helping students reach that goal.


Current Strategic Plan

Vision 2030 Building Just and Thriving Communities

Year Two Metrics

Past Strategic Plans

Kelly Iwanaga Becker, Chair, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Valeria Benson Lira, Associate Professor of Earth Science and Geography
Donovan Braud, Professor of English
Stephen Butera, Director of Communications and External Relations
Lydia Cruz, Student Representative  
Jeffrey Gossrow, Budget and Analysis Manager
Jennifer Jennings, Academic Project Implementation Coordinator
Michael Kristiansen, Professor of Modern Languages
Ileo Lott, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Gaya Lasam, Microcomputer Lab Coordinator
Paula Luszcz, Professor of Early Childhood Education
Ewa Lyczewska, Communications Manager
Hanna Wierzchowski, Professor of Health Information Technology
Teresa O'Sullivan, Senior Manager of the Access and Disability Resource Center
Micah Shaw-Rutschman, Lecturer of Humanities
Aleda Thompson, Research Coordinator 
Jillian Verstrate, Student Academic Records Coordinator