Lane awarded national recognition as leader college

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Achieving the Dream announced on September 24 that Lane Community College is one of 16 community colleges selected for the 2014 cohort of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges.

Lane is the only Oregon college to receive this national designation.

“The work of improving student success is critically important to our education and economy,” Carol Lincoln, Achieving the Dream Senior Vice President said. “These 16 institutions have demonstrated that better student outcomes are possible when an institution focuses on policies and practices that help students learn at high levels and overcome challenges life throws at them.”

The selection was made after an extensive review of Lane’s specified practice and performance activities by Achieving the Dream.

“This is an affirmation of Lane’s commitment to students and that we’re helping students complete their education and succeed at Lane and beyond,” Lane president Mary Spilde said. “This wonderful recognition comes just in time for our 50th anniversary year and our seven-year accreditation evaluation.”

Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.

“These colleges are working hard to move the needle for whole cohorts of students, and deserve recognition for their relentless efforts and promising achievements,” Lincoln said.