Achieving the Dream coaches conduct virtual site visit at LCC

LCC welcomed its Achieving the Dream coaches for a virtual site visit last week as part of their work to get to know the college, our students and how we perceive our strengths and weaknesses.
The college has been paired with two institutional coaches as part of our work with Achieving the Dream, a national student success network. Our leadership coach is Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, who, until recently, was the associate vice president for Retention and Student Success at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. As our leadership coach, she focuses on teaching and learning excellence, professional development and learning, and the diversity, equity, inclusion and justice work that transforms lives.
Our second coach, Nancy Finazzo, focuses on data. She serves as the dean for Student Success for Northwood University. Previously, she worked as the executive director of Planning, Quality and Accreditation at Oakland Community College, and directed the Institutional Research department.
The site visit’s agenda included a meeting with the college’s Achieving the Dream steering committee and a meeting with President Steve Robinson, as well as three “student experience” focus groups. These meetings were held in small groups with Academic Success Coaches, Academic Advisors, faculty, students and representatives of other student support areas to allow for in-depth conversations. The day’s overarching goal was to allow the coaches to hear firsthand about progress, and to ask critical questions around LCC’s student success work so they can better assist us.
Learn more online about the college’s involvement in Achieving the Dream, our coaches, our projects and our steering committee.