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SBCTC Staff Mission and Values

State Board Vision: Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.

We are committed to building a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Learn more about how SBCTC’s EDI efforts strengthen our community fabric as we promote opportunity for all.

SBCTC's organizational strength grows out of the combined commitment to a shared mission and values as we carry out the Board’s vision.

SBCTC staff members are proud to carry out the Board’s vision using innovative and creative leadership. We experience personal and professional fulfillment, and view our success through the collective accomplishments of the system.

Our organizational strength is captured in our spirit and motivation as we commit to accomplish the vision of the Board by embracing these mission and values:


We challenge, empower and embolden ourselves and our colleges to deliver equitable higher education through antiracist policies that ensure economic vitality across Washington. 


Racial Equity and Social Justice

We courageously advocate for an inclusive environment that ensures an antiracist and intersectional approach to racial equity and social justice.


We’re driven by our vision; our values are more than words. We are answerable for our work, and to all it informs and impacts.

Community and culture building

We value the diverse voices and lived experiences of those we work with and serve. We build a culture of belonging where people can be their authentic selves while growing personally and professionally.


We serve one another and the college system with transparency and respect. Our service is responsive, accurate, efficient, and sincere.


Humor feeds our connection and motivates us as we do the work of serving our colleges. We value the ability to grow, laugh, and enjoy each other.


We build upon the strengths and gifts of every employee and our partners to collaboratively uplift our students and colleges, while responding to the needs and challenges facing the system.


We are flexible, inquisitive, and creative learners who bring curiosity and openness to all that we do.

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