Achieving the Dream (ATD)

Achieving the DreamAchieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by:

  1. Guiding evidence-based institutional improvement
  2. Influencing public policy
  3. Generating knowledge
  4. Engaging the public

PDF CGTC Selected into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network [Press Release]


Core Team

  • Dr. Ivan Allen
  • Deborah Burks, Core Team Leader
    Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dr. Amy Holloway
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Craig Jackson
    Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Sam Lester
    Director, Professional Development/Special Projects
  • Jeff Scruggs
    Executive Vice President

Sub-Core Team

  • Felicia Mackey
    Director, Special Populations
  • Kashatriya Eason
    Director, Special Populations
  • Dr. Marcus Early
    Director, Pulaski, Peach, & Crawford Center
  • Angel Horton
    Student Communications & Enrollment Analyst
  • Sonja Jenkins
  • Dr. Janet Kelly
    Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services, Marketing and Public Relations
  • DeAnn Nester
    Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Michelle Siniard
    Vice President for Administrative Services

Data Team

  • Bonnie Quinn, Data Team Leader
    Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Cynthia Smith
    Division Head of Students/Student Athletes Advising
  • Mike Engel
    Dean for Aerospace, Trade, and Industry
  • Allison Repzynski
    Director of Library and Academic Support Services
  • Sam Lester
    Professional Development/Special Projects Director
  • Dr. Brian Snelgrove
    Chief Information Officer

Internal Documentation

CGTC maintains detailed data regarding the ATD initiative.
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