Strategic Plan

CSN 2019 - 2024 Strategic Plan

MISSION The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.

VISION The College of Southern Nevada is recognized as a leader among community colleges in fostering student success, shared governance, and performance excellence.


  • Integrity We place fairness, honesty, transparency, and trust at the center of all decisions, policies, and operations.
  • Lifelong Learning We foster curious minds, continuous learning, and a broad-based education to enhance creative thinking, problem solving, innovation, and principled leadership.
  • Excellence We achieve and surpass our goals through continuous performance improvement and commitment to — and quality in — teaching, learning, scholarship, service, and administration.
  • Academic Freedom We embrace freedom of thought and speech in support of teaching, learning, communication, shared governance, and responsible civic engagement.
  • Diversity We value the integration of different backgrounds and perspectives among students, faculty, staff, and community members as a way to collaborate and promote creativity, innovation, and growth.

The Strategic Future Taskforce was created and charged with the development of the current CSN Strategic Plan under the parameters of the NSHE Strategic Planning policy and processes.

The plan was finalized in March 2020 and was approved by the NSHE Board of Regents on March 6, 2020.  The finalized plan is our roadmap for the next seven years and is required as part of the college’s accreditation. Like any good manual, we will use it to make decisions about how we operate, where we should focus resources and how CSN should evolve to meet community needs through 2024.

Strategic Planning Hierarchy

For more information please contact:

Jyoti Senthil

Strategic Planning Coordinator

(702) 651-7698

Strategic Plan Scorecards

2019 - 2024 Strategic Plan Scorecard

Strategic Plan Reports

2019 - 2021 Strategic Plan Annual Report

CSN 2010 - 2017 Strategic Plan Archive