In 1885, American International College was founded with the mission to provide access to higher education. It began with the Reverend Calvin E. Amaron, who persuaded other enlightened clergy to assist in the establishment of a college for French Canadian youth. Since its founding, AIC has remained true to this vision, and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of students. The College began admitting women in 1892, becoming the first coeducational college in the region. In the early twentieth century, AIC extended its reach to the education of all immigrants and their children and, when immigration slowed in the 1920s and 1930s, expanded its scope to providing education to transform the lives of a diverse student body. Since then, AIC has continued to grow and strengthen its academic profile, adding programs that prepare students for professional success, which you as alumni have experienced firsthand. Now, in 2022, it is time for the College to take its next step forward in serving the modern student body.
Representatives of all areas of the campus community have come together to set a course for the future of the College and its mission. The result of those efforts is AIC Reimagined—AIC’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, embodied by the College’s renewed mission, vision, and core values:
American International College provides access to a holistic education in an inclusive environment that propels a diverse community of learners to personal growth and professional success.
American International College will be a New England college of choice for students seeking a sense of belonging, innovative education, and profound student experiences.
ACCESS ∙ OPPORTUNITY ∙ DIVERSITY
BELONGING ∙ COMMUNITY
Enhance and expand the breadth and depth of the academic portfolio that attracts and prepares students for an ever-changing world.
Create robust student experiences and strong support systems that empower learners to achieve their goals throughout the student life cycle.
Ensure long-term fiscal sustainability
Develop, grow, and sustain mutually-beneficial relationships with College stakeholders to enhance AIC.
Create a transformational community that embraces diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
Create an environment that promotes academic success, development, and competitive excellence that inspires pride in the College.
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