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Grayson College Selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

Grayson College is among 12 community colleges representing all regions of Texas that have committed to better serving their students through revisiting what it takes for students succeed.

“We were pleased to have received competitive applications from community colleges across the state,” said Dr. Cynthia Ferrell, director of the Texas Success Center. “We were very impressed by the Grayson College’s application, and the efforts made to date to address the ways students experience higher education in Texas.”

The other colleges chosen to participate in the Texas Pathways Project are: Amarillo College, Austin Community College, Brazosport College, Dallas County Community College District, Houston Community College System, Lone Star College District, McLennan Community College, Midland College, South Texas College, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Temple College.

The Texas Pathways Project is geared toward transforming the way students transition from public education into community colleges on their way to certification, or transfer into 4-year institutions leading towards meaningful careers. 

Selected colleges will participate in biannual institutes designed to assist participants implement these structured student pathways. The first institute will take place November 2-4, 2016 in Bastrop, Texas at the Hyatt Lost Pines. These 12 colleges will be joined by teams from Alamo Community College, El Paso Community College, Paris Junior College, and San Jacinto College; these four colleges were selected to participate in the American Association of Community Colleges’ Pathways Project, a national project designed to institute pathways at scale. 

“We’re looking forward to assisting these dedicated and innovative colleges achieve their goals, and help create meaningful futures for Texas students,” Ferrell said.

The Texas Pathways Project received its seed funding from the Greater Texas Foundation.

“Texas Pathways could not be more aligned with Greater Texas Foundation’s mission to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete a postsecondary credential,” said Wynn Rosser, president and CEO for the Greater Texas Foundation. “We are proud to support this work.”