2022 Special Recognition Award – Grayson College

Grayson College: 'Connect. Commit. Complete.'

Grayson College is reaching new levels of student success with substantive gains in four-year completion rates and narrowing equity gaps for Latinx students and students receiving Pell Grants.

Since Grayson joined the ATD Network in 2014, the college has embraced a whole system change process, including a focus on clearer pathways for students that has resulted in students graduating a full year sooner with an average of 21 fewer credits.

Like most community colleges, Grayson College is dealing with the impact of COVID-19, with many students delaying college after high school and others unable to continue due to economic
challenges as well as access to technology and broadband. “Simply put,” said Grayson President Dr. Jeremy McMillen, “our hearts hurt for the disruption brought on by the pandemic.”

Working closely with ATD, Grayson College leadership aligned its strategic planning and data analysis work with a clear eye on bolstering student success at the course, program, and college completion levels, resulting in significant gains

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