achieving-the-dream-logoTemple College is Recognized by Achieving the Dream as a Leader College

Achieving the Dream is a comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success. Together with a network of higher education institutions, coaches and advisors, state policy teams, investors and partners, Achieving the Dream helps more than four million community college students have a better economic opportunity and achieve their dreams.

Achieving the Dream believes that access to a high quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. The growing network of community colleges across the country improves student success. Achieving the Dream is a catalyst for providing ways for colleges to strengthen and build their capacity to ensure that more students complete their college education and have more opportunity for economic success.

The goals of Achieving the Dream are to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to other institutions. Too many students leave community colleges without earning a certificate or degree, or without transferring to continue their studies. Consequently, they risk losing the opportunity to earn a livable wage. When students complete courses and earn credentials; however, they can improve their own lives, which ultimately benefits the nation.

Americans value opportunity. Community colleges provide it. They enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the country, providing the education that leads to greater economic opportunity and improved quality of life.

Temple College Interventions

Resources
The Dream Team

Core Team

Dr. Glenda Barron
glenda.barron@templejc.edu
President, Temple College

Dr. Mark A. Smith
mark.a.smith@templejc.edu
Vice President, Educational Services

Dr. Jimmy Roberts
jdr@templejc.edu
Associate Vice President, Community Initiatives & Special Programs

Dr. Rebecca Richter
rebecca.richter@templejc.edu
Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

Paula Talley
ptalley@templejc.edu
Director, Student Success

Dr. Randy Baca
randy.baca@templejc.edu
Associate Vice President, Resource Management

Dr. Van Miller
van.mller@templejc.edu
Vice President, Administrative Services & Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Susan Guzman-Trevino
guzmantrevino@templejc.edu
Director, Division of Liberal Arts

Carey Rose
carey.rose@templejc.edu
Director, Division of Student and Enrollment Services

Susan Kamas
Executive Director, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Board

Data Team

Dr. Rebecca Richter
rebecca.richter@templejc.edu
Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

Lesha Smith
lesha.smith@templejc.edu
QEP CoordinatorInstructor, Developmental Education

Alan Lytle
alan.lytle@templejc.edu
Director of Data Systems, Information Technology

Adrian Sora
adrian.sora@templejc.edu
Director of Recruitment & Retention

Paula Talley
ptalley@templejc.edu
Director of Student Success

Anjanette Mesecke
amm@templejc.edu
Director of Special Projects & Retention

Dr. Jimmy Roberts
jdr@templejc.edu
Associate Vice President, Community Initiatives and Special Programs

Achieving the Dream Contacts

Dr. Charlotte Biggerstaff
Achieving the Dream Consultant

Dr. Linda S. Hagedorn
Achieving the Dream Data Facilitator

Achieving the Dream Sponsors

Funded by:

Lumina Foundation for Education
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Managed by:
MDC, Inc

Other national partners:
American Association of Community Colleges
Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas-Austin
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Jobs for the Future
MDRC
Public Agenda