Left to right: Mike Stephenson, associate provost for Academic Affairs and professor of communication; Tim Scott, assistant provost for Academic Affairs and professor biology; Cynthia Hernandez, associate vice president for Student Affairs; Joe Pettibon,,vice president of Enrollment and Academic Services, and Julie Harlin, associate professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication and Faculty Senate Speaker. (Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications)
He said the Regents Scholars Program is a much-needed resource for first-generation students as it provides up to $5,000 in additional financial aid on top of any aid a student might also be provided.
Regarding at-risk students, members said they are generally in three distinct groups: academically at-risk, financially at-risk and socially at-risk. All three groups need additional assistance and resources, the task force said.
Members also strongly suggested a “Graduation Help Desk” be created to assist students in earning their degrees and graduating on time.
“Helping our students to become successful is the most important goal we have,” the team said, “and students are why we are all here. We need to change our culture from being institutionally-centered to being student-centered.”
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