Odessa College Named "Leader College" 8/20/13
CBS 7 News
August 20, 2013
A week before opening its doors to students, Odessa College is recognized for a rare achievement.
It is named a 2013 Leader College by the Achieving the Dream organization.
This distinction makes OC one of only eight colleges awarded for outstanding student completion and achievement.
Four years ago, OC joined Achieving the Dream that is dedicated to helping low-income students stay in school and earn a college degree.
Now it serves as an example.
"We're being looked at to provide leadership for other colleges to help them come up with ways to be more effective," says OC President Dr. Greg Williams
He says increased student success is the result of providing "Student Success Coaches" to ensure students either graduate or transfer to a four year university.