CGTC – an "Achieving the Dream College"

ATD LogoAchieving 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

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

CGTC ATD Team Members


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

Data Team

  • Kenneth Brown
    AE Director of Operations North
  • Michael Repzynski
    Math Faculty
  • Mike Engel
    Dean for Aerospace, Trade, and Industry
  • Neal Martin
    Director of Knowledge Management
  • Neil McArthur
    Director of Library Services (North)
  • Bonnie Quinn, Data Team Leader
    Assessment and Evaluation Director
  • Sam Lester
    Professional Development/Special Projects Director
  • Rolandria D. Tolbert
    Program Specialist for IE
  • Veatrice Rozier
    IE Student Progression Coordinator
  • Brian Snelgrove
    Assistant VP for Knowledge Management
  • Lance Whitted
    Data Analyst/Programmer


  • Sharon Cloud
    Special Projects Coordinator
  • Sabrina Coneway
    Special Populations Coordinator (North)
  • Donna Dutcher
    Special Populations Coordinator (South)
  • Marcus Early
    Crawford County Center Director
  • Dana Davis
    VP for Satellite Operations (North)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hibbitts
    Grants Coordinator
  • Sonja Jenkins
  • Janet Kelly
    Assistant VP for Marketing and Public Relations
  • Gardner Long
    VP for Technology
  • DeAnn Nester
    Assistant VP for Operations (South)
  • Julia Nell Shaw
    Assistant VP for Student Affairs
  • Michelle Siniard
    VP for Administrative Financial Services
  • Dr. Hazel Struby
    Assistant VP for Operations (North)
  • Dr. Joan Thompson
    VP for Satellite Operations (South)
  • Dann Webb
    Executive Director of Admissions
  • Talenthea Hollis
    Program Specialist Educational Improvement Initiatives
  • Valeria Patterson
    Academic Success Center Coordinator
  • Demetrius Smith
    TAACCCT Project Manager

ATD National Information

Internal Documentation

CGTC maintains detailed data regarding the ATD initiative.