Making the EMP a Reality

De Anza is now implementing its Educational Master Plan (EMP) for 2022-2027, in a process that will involve collegewide engagement through the current academic year and beyond.

strategic planning initiativesThe EMP includes four institutional initatives that will frame efforts to increase enrollment and improve outcomes for key student population groups, while drawing on the important work of De Anza's Student Equity Plan and Guided Pathways project to achieve cultural and structual change.

With authorization from the College Planning Committee, the tri-chairs who led the strategic planning process are now coordinating the implementation work. In spring 2023, they invited leaders across campus to participate in a summer workshop as preparation for implementation sessions that will be held during the 2023-24 academic year.

The first of these sessions was held during the college Opening Day event on Sept. 21, 2023, with additional sessions in November, April and later in spring quarter. 

Implementation Sessions

Supporting Materials

Strategic Planning Tri-Chairs

The EMP is the culmination of a year-long process initiated in fall 2021 by President Lloyd A. Holmes, who appointed three tri-chairs to coordinate the effort:

  • Lydia Hearn, English Instructor and former Interim Associate Vice President, Instruction
  • Mallory Newell, Supervisor, Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation
  • Marisa Spatafore, Associate Vice President, Communications and External Relations

To learn more about De Anza's strategic planning work and read the Educational Master Plan (EMP) for 2022-2027, please visit the EMP website at

EMP Website

Back to Top