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Student Success (Achieving the Dream - AtD)

Grayson College Success Efforts

Grayson College is dedicated to Student Success. As part of its Student Success efforts, Grayson is a member of the 2014 Achieving the Dream Cohort. Below are the College Success Council Core Team (AtD Core Team) meeting minutes and a list of readings related to Student Success.

College Success (AtD) Core Team

Dr. Regina Organ, Vice President of Student Affairs and College Success Council Chair

Dr. Debbie Smarr, Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Jeremy McMillen, President

Dr. Dava Washburn, Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Chase Machen, Dean of Academics

Dr. Kimberly Williams, Dean of Workforce

Logan Maxwell, Faculty Represenative

Dr.  Molly Harris, Assistant to the President/Director of Marketing

Brandi Furr, Admissions/Registrar

Ms. Barbara Malone, Director of Advising and Counseling

Amanda Howell, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs

Brad Bankhead, Dean of South Campus

Casey Ticknor, Director of Administrative Computing

Cynthia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs


College Success (ATD) Core Team Meeting Minutes and Other Documents

2019 Minutes


2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2014 Minutes

Other Documents

Success Data Council

Dr. Debbie Smarr, Director of Planning, Research, Assessment and Accreditation, ATD Core Team Co-Chair
Mr. Daniel Nickeson, Institutional Research Analyst and Success Data Council Chair
Mr. Gary Paikowski, VP for IT
Ms. Christy Klemiuk, Director of Admissions and College Registrar
Ms. Nancy Luthe, Academic Advisor
Mr. Daniel Crow, Assistant Director of Network Services
Dr. Sherry Cooke, Sociology Faculty
Dr. Matt Hamilton, History Faculty
Ms. Rachel Sumrall, Psychology Faculty
Mr. Shawn Eagleton, Mathematics Faculty
Mr. Dwayne Barber, Criminal Justice Faculty
Mr. John Dick, Computer Networking Faculty
Ms. Carol Pace, Accounting Faculty
Mr. Brandon Poteet, EMS Faculty
Ms. Vicki Anderson, Accounting Faculty
Mr. Jeff Scott, Assistant Registrar
Mr. Brad Weart, Science Professor

Success Reading List

What Excellent Community College Do: Preparing all Students for Success by Joshua S. Wyner
Students Speak Are We Listening: Starting Right in the Community College by Kay M. McClenney and Arleen Arnsparger

Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community Colleges. A Special Report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)

Still a Losing Game