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Retention and Student Success Committee


The Student Success and Retention Committee focuses on improving student success in learning, reducing the number of students who drop courses, and increasing the number of students who stay enrolled in school and complete degrees. The committee will also be involved in the planning, development, and implementation of guided pathways for all instructional programs.


Karen Barnett, Legal Assisting
Ellen Birdwell, English
Tammy Braswell, Institutional Research
Ben Deadwyler, Information Technology 
John Duke, History

Rachel Garry, Academic Advising
Dr. Cindy Griffith, VP of Instruction
Susie Hall, Academic Foundations
Johanna Hume, History
Esther Kempen, Chemistry
Dr. Trisha Konovalov, Academic Foundations
Akilah Martin, College and Career Pathways
Becky Mincey, Financial Aid
Dr. Nadia Nazarenko, Dean of Academic Programs
Bette Nelson, Mathematics
Melissa Ramirez, Career Services
Jean Raniseski, Psychology
Sammi Sanders, Marketing
Patrick Sanger, Institutional Research (ex oficio)
Jim Simpson, Continuing Education (ex oficio)
Amanda Smithson, Student Activities 
Patty Stemmer, EMSP
Wendy Stewart, Nursing
William Trevino, Assessment and Testing 
Jeanine Wilburn, Child Development
Holly Williams, Retention and Student Success
Sheila Woods, Business Management

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed Fridays during the summer

Contact Information

Holly Williams
Director of Retention and Student Success
Building A, Front Entrance
Phone: 281-756-3553

Residency Statement: When students are admitted, their residency is based on answers to the application’s Core Residency questions and supporting documentation.  Tuition is based on this classification.  To obtain information on what constitutes district or state residency, please refer to the current catalog or visit the Admissions Office.