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College 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/Workforce

Ms. Logan Maxwell, Faculty Represenative

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

Ms. Brandi Furr, Admissions/Registrar

Ms. Barbara Malone, Director of Advising and Counseling

Ms. Amanda Howell, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs

Mr. 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

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes


2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2014 Minutes

Other Documents

Success Data Council

Dr. Debbie Smarr, Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, chair

Amanda Howell, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services

Dr. Sherry Cooke, Sociology FacultyBrandi Furr, Director of Admissions and Registrar

Barbra Malone, Director of Counseling and Advising

Jamie McKinney, Director of Associate Degree Nursing

Kristin Erickson, Faculty Academic

Dr. Richard Davis, South Campus Division Chair

Anderson Zhu, Institutional Research Analyst

Dr. Kristy Calloway, Faculty - Health Sciences

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