In October 2014, the SFCC Board of Trustees hired The Clark Enersen Partners (CEP) of Kansas City to facilitate a 15-year campus master plan that encompassed the Sedalia campus, the McLaughlin building in downtown Sedalia and the Energy Innovation Center.
A 16-member steering committee comprised of college personnel and community members worked with CEP to gather data and assessments and analyze results. Several forums and public meetings were held to gain input and feedback for three proposed concepts to address future needs of the college’s facilities.
CEP presented the final campus master plan proposal in May 2015 and proposed four concepts that included proposed phasing priorities and plans for the college to consider.
As a first step in moving the campus master plan forward, SFCC trustees hired Patron Insight in spring 2016 to conduct a telephone survey of registered voters in Pettis and Benton counties to understand patron views on a number of topics with a specific focus on SFCC initiatives. Overall results were positive with 69 percent of the 400 respondents indicating they believe it is either very or somewhat likely that most people in their county would support additional funding for SFCC if a need could be demonstrated.
Four specific ideas were tested and the new technical education facility (64 percent “high priority” and 95 percent “high/medium” priority) was the favorite.
The SFCC Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership Team are equipped with the information needed to advance the mission of the college and meet the future needs of the students and communities the college serves.