As Sandhills Community College gears up to develop its strategic plan for the next four years, we invite the community to contribute their invaluable feedback. Dr. Sandy Stewart, President of Sandhills Community College, personally invites all Moore and Hoke County residents to participate in one of the forums held at various locations across both counties.

Lindsey Farmer, Dean of Planning & Research at Sandhills, who leads the strategic planning process, says, "The college recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, and we're excited to connect with our community as we enter a new phase of strategic planning. This new four-plan will be centered around our three institutional pillars, ‘Learn. Engage. Belong.’ ​We are eager to begin a new chapter with visionary goals and measurable results leading us into the next 60 years."

Sandhills recognizes that community engagement is key to understanding our region's evolving needs. The insights and perspectives shared by community members will play a vital role in shaping the college's strategic direction for the coming years.

Dr. Stewart emphasizes the importance of community participation in this process, stating, “Sandhills is both part of and servant to the community in Moore and Hoke counties. A community college is not an insulated place. It has a real mission to be externally engaged. So, as we develop our next strategic plan, we need to ensure the community has input and ownership. I’m looking forward to hearing from folks.”

Sandhills Community College will host forums at the following locations in Moore County:

April 4 6 pm Northern Moore Family Resource 116 S Horner St, Robbins, NC 27325

April 8 1pm Sunrise Theatre 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines, NC 28387

April 9 9 am Whispering Pines Community Center1320 Rays Bridge Rd, Whispering Pines, NC 28327

April 10 1 pm HomeGrown Restaurant 3400 US-1 BUS, Vass, NC 28394

April 12 9 am Seven Lakes Baptist 1015 Seven Lakes Dr, West End, NC 27376

April 22 6 pm Trinity AME Zion Church's Community Center- 972 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387

April 23 1 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327

April 24 6 pm Owens Auditorium 3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Sandhills Community College will host forums at the following locations in Hoke County:

April 9 6 pm First Baptist Church 333 N Main St, Raeford, NC 28376

April 11 6 pm Robert A. Wright Hoke County Agricultural Center 645 E Palmer St, Raeford, NC 28376

Sandhills Community College invites community members from all walks of life to join us in this collaborative effort to shape our future. Your voice matters, and together, we can pave the way for the future of Moore and Hoke Counties.