President's Message

President Kevin McCarthy


I’m proud to present Renton’s Technical College’s Five-Year Strategic Plan to the community. This plan will guide our work as we embrace our new mission and prioritize the steps we will take to ensure a strong future for the College.

I feel strongly that rather than asking whether today’s students are ready for college, we should ask ourselves if the College is ready for students now and in the future. This bold plan creates the foundation for us to answer that question with a resounding yes.

Driven by our deep commitment to student success and serving a diverse population, RTC meets students where they are in their educational journey and moves them forward to greater opportunity. This plan sets forth important goals and serves as a roadmap to lead us toward our vision of RTC as a nationally recognized leader for improving lives and inspiring lifelong learning.

Our values – among them community, equity, empowerment, integrity, and learning – speak to the kind of place RTC already is and will guide us in our important work.

Numerous people from the RTC and greater community provided input as we developed this dynamic plan. I thank them, and I look forward to continued partnerships with the community, businesses, and industry.


Dr. Kevin McCarthy
President, Renton Technical College