Vision, Mission, Values

Vision, Mission, Values


A diverse, evolving community working together to advance equity and ensure 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.


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 do our best work together. We honor our diversity and uniqueness through inclusivity and respectful engagement as we share in decision-making and work together to achieve our goals.

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

Equity: We take responsibility to uncover, deconstruct, and remove barriers to access and success. We commit to 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 over 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.  The Maricopa County Community Colleges are a valuable resource for students, and play a central role in 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.