Vision, Mission, Values

Vision, Mission, Values


A diverse, evolving community working together to advance equity and learning so that everyone achieves their dreams.


Phoenix College delivers a quality education that cultivates multicultural understanding and critical thinking skills as we provide the personalized support, care, and learning experiences needed for students to reach their goals.

Core Values

We recognize that what we do is as important as how we do it. Our core values serve to guide our work to advance the mission and fulfill the vision of Phoenix College. We hold ourselves and one another accountable to embody our core values through our actions. What we say, do, decide, and dedicate resources to will reflect our commitment to our six shared values.

Collaboration   We share in decision-making and work together to achieve our goals.  We honor diversity and uniqueness through inclusive and respectful engagement. 

Community   We build connection and trust. We behave with integrity, celebrate our diversity, actively listen to, and support one another.

Equity   We take responsibility for uncovering, deconstructing, and removing barriers to access and success. We commit to the intentional development of fair, just processes and support structures, as well as the ongoing self-examination and active listening needed to advance equity within the PC community.

Integrity   We do what is right, even in the face of opposition or challenges. We follow through on our commitments, practice transparency, and prioritize our shared goals.

Leadership   We lead with courage. We practice ongoing reflection and continuous improvement as we challenge the status quo in pursuit of equitable outcomes and institutional excellence.

Responsibility   We take ownership of our collective success. We hold ourselves and one another accountable for taking action in service of our goals.

Philanthropy Statement

Community colleges serve as a gateway to higher education.  As a valuable resource to students, Maricopa County Community Colleges are central to the economic vitality and workforce training of our community. Philanthropic support of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation by generous faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, improves college access, increases educational opportunity and equity, and positively impacts countless lives.