Strategic Plan

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Momentum 2027 is a framework for continuing the momentum that has made Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) the community’s college. This framework is made possible because of broad engagement from employees, external stakeholders, and the members of the College’s Planning and Budgeting Committee who led this effort. Explore the Strategic Plan here.


PVCC's goals are strategically linked to the Opportunity 2030 plan. Opportunity 2030 is the strategic plan guiding Virginia’s community colleges over the next six years. The plan went into effect July 1, 2021; updates were approved March 21, 2024. 

The overarching goal is: Award 300,000 cumulative meaningful credentials by 2030 by achieving equity in access, learning outcomes, and success for students from every race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic group. Cumulative Meaningful Credentials: All degrees, diplomas, certificates, career studies certificates awarded and Fast Forward credentials reported within the academic year. Baseline: AY 2021.

A Message from President Runyon

President Jean Runyon

"Piedmont Virginia Community College has a rich history that spans more than 50 years, and our collective commitment to students and to the communities we serve has remained constant. Momentum 2027 builds on our proud legacy of opportunity, access and excellence."


We strengthen our community by empowering students to realize their full potential and achieve economic and social mobility through the transformative power of education.


We will transform the lives of students and the communities we serve through accessible, equitable and innovative education, training and cultural enrichment.


We are committed to a welcoming, inclusive and student-centered learning environment where we prioritize student success, lifelong learning and community engagement. Learn more about our values here.


Fulfilling Our Promise as the Community's College

Three strategic priorities frame our work: Access, Completion, and Community Impact.

PVCC Strategic Plan Pillars: Access Completion Community Impact

Access: We believe in the transformative power of education. Attainment of degrees, credentials, industry certifications, and upskills must be accessible to learners in the communities with a focus on increasing learner enrollment and retention. Individualswho come to PVCC have access to quality education, credentials of value and a student experience that leads to completion. 

Completion: Student success is at the core of our existence as a community college in preparing students for today's jobs and tomorrow's opportunities. All educational and training pathways lead to high-demand jobs in our region. Students will achieve their goals to earn degrees, certificates, and industry credentials that lead to quality jobs or transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Community Impact: We are a community of practitioners, striving to create a great place to work, where colleagues lead, thrive, and create positive community change. We foster shared governance, collaboration, excellence and compassion for students and the community. Our work directly impacts the economic and social mobility for our graduates and the communities where they live and work. We strengthen the communities we serve through the success of our students, graduates, and employees.



Man attending class

To make a measurable impact toward our strategic priority on access, PVCC will see a five percent increase in enrollment from Academic Year 2022-2023 by 2027.



Woman graduating

To make a measurable impact toward our strategic priority on completion, PVCC will see a five percent increase in the number of credentials awarded from Academic Year 2022–2023 by 2027.


Community Impact

Happy students reading a book

To make a measurable impact toward our strategic priority on community impact, PVCC will see a five percent increase in industry recognized credentials and graduates employed in regional high-demand areas by 2027. The College will also increase the percentage of PVCC employees that recognize the College as a great place to work by 10 percent.


Student Success Stories

Caucasian female student

 Rachael Elhart

Rachael Elhart is a Phi Theta Kappa member and is the 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and scholarship awardee.


African American nursing student in scrubs


"I came to PVCC from South Africa for a quality education at an affordable price."