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

Core Team

  • Dr. Ivan Allen
    President

  • Deborah Burks, Core Team Leader
    VP for Institutional Effectiveness

  • 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

  • Cynthia Smith
    Division Head, College Support

  • Mike Engel
    Dean for Aerospace, Trade, and Industry

  • Neal Martin
    Director, Technical Services

  • Neil McArthur
    Executive Director, Library and Academic Support Services

  • Bonnie Quinn, Data Team Leader
    Director of Institutional Research and Planning

  • Sam Lester
    Professional Development/Special Projects Director

  • Rolandria D. Tolbert
    Program Specialist for IE

  • Brian Snelgrove
    Chief Information Office

  • Lance Whitted
    Database Administrator

Sub-core Team

  • Kashatriya Eason
    Special Populations Coordinator

  • Lakeshia Nelson
    Project Manager, Special Populations

  • Marcus Early
    Director, Hawkinsville Workforce Development Center

  • Dana Davis
    VP for Satellite Operations

  • Angel Horton
    Student Progression Coordinator

  • Sonja Jenkins
    Registrar

  • Janet Kelly
    Assistant VP for Enrollment Services, Marketing and Public Relations

  • DeAnn Nester
    Assistant VP for Operations (South)

  • Michelle Siniard 
    VP for Administrative Financial Services

  • Valeria Patterson
    Academic Success Center Coordinator

  • Tiffany Spivey
    Special Projects - Case Manager

ATD National Information

Internal Documentation

CGTC maintains detailed data regarding the ATD initiative.