SCF Rolls Out 2021-2026 Boldly Leading Strategic Plan

(Bradenton, Fla., April 6, 2021)State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has introduced its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan for “Boldly Leading” the higher education landscape, surpassing students’ expectations and fortifying itself for success in the face of change and adversity. Six years ago, SCF successfully launched and implemented its strategic plan to “Boldly Engage” the surrounding region and confirm its integral role in the community. Now, the college is ready to plan intentionally for evolution. 

“This forward-looking plan is designed to shape our institution’s future – cementing our reputation for creating and providing high quality educational opportunities,” said SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld. “We will boldly lead the community as the region’s first choice for higher education, economic development, philanthropic investment and cultural fulfillment.”

SCF began its strategic planning process in the summer of 2018 with internal and external surveys, focus groups and interviews to gather valuable feedback to shape the next five-year plan. With assistance from the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and district board District Board of Trustees, the college focused its efforts on four broad categories: Opportunity, Growth, Quality, and Diversification. These reflect SCF’s mission and institutional values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity.

  • Opportunity: To lead with bold opportunities as the region’s first investment of choice.
  • Growth: Boldly lead the growth of innovative academic and student life programs.
  • Quality: Be the community’s academic cornerstone as the only 4-year, full-college experience.
  • Diversification: Embody our community’s socioeconomic vision.

SCF has historically been dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce training needs of citizens and businesses in the region. Offering highly respected associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and year-round noncredit classes in small business and professional development, the college is an economic driver, innovator and dynamic leader.

To download a copy of the Boldly Leading Strategic Plan, visit For more information, contact Brian Thomas at 941-752-5392 or

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