A Letter to the Community

Plan for the Future

Peter ProvenzanoTogether, we have an opportunity to lead.

OCC has been a vital part of the community since 1965. Proudly, more than 1 million students have attended classes in nearly 100 degree and certificate programs in high demand fields such as IT, health care, advanced manufacturing, emergency services and culinary arts. A lot has changed over the decades, especially with the evolution of everyday technology, but the core of what we do has remained the same: Provide opportunity for each student to learn and succeed and advance our community.

It is no secret higher education is, at all levels, entering a period of significant change. Across the country–and here at home–colleges and universities are facing declining enrollments, job market factors and changes in student preferences, driving the need for change. Our commitment to students is unwavering as we continue to focus on their success. There is opportunity in this but we must courageously change to get there.

OCC’s Plan for the Future addresses the changes ahead and opportunities to continue to deliver on our long-standing commitment to access, inclusion, equity, innovation and collaboration and our unwavering commitment to student success. Importantly, we want to be champions for our students and for our community, working closely with our faculty and staff to collaborate on the details of decisions to ensure they are beneficial to our shared future.

Together, with the community, we will continue to enhance our students’ experience and ensure our viability for decades to come.

Together, our future is bright.


Peter Provenzano, Jr.