Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn notified Ranger College on Monday that the institution is the recipient of a Student Support Services (SSS) Grant from the US Department of Education in the amount of $220,000 annually for five years. This grant will fund enrichment programs for 140 promising college students with predetermined financial and academic needs. The program will employee a Project Director, Transfer/Career Advisor, Data Entry Specialist, Tutor Coordinator, two Professional Tutors and several Peer Tutors. The college is currently working to hire these people and determining candidates who meet program guidelines.
College President, Dr. Bill Campion, calls this a “tremendous enhancement” for Ranger College and certainly the largest grant of its kind received by the institution. He praises Laura Yeck, Assistant to the President, and her hard work in coordinating the grant efforts and the company that provided the technical expertise for the comprehensive data submission.
The five-year period of the grant permits time to recruit and develop high school juniors and seniors for the program. An area adjacent to the library has already been set aside for SSS offices.
Regent Ron Butler called the awarding of this grant a great day for Ranger College and for both current and future students.