(AUSTIN, TX) 9.13.16 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette Pierce signed a Transfer Pathways Compact Collaborative Agreement today with the five Alamo Colleges, affirming guided success for students in this region.
“This agreement increases the clarity of courses required; reduces time of degree completion; improves information to students, their advisors, and faculty from ninth grade to baccalaureate achievement; and reduces unnecessary course thereby reducing student costs,” said Pierce Burnette.
In addition to Huston-Tillotson University and the Alamo Colleges, other collaborators in support of the Guided Pathways to Success for students in the San Antonio/Austin Region include: Austin Community College, Concordia University Texas, St. Edward’s University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Texas State University, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.
The Alamo Colleges serve the Bexar County community through their programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today’s world. Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with Master’s and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment. Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran’s services, and job placement. The five colleges — San Antonio (est. 1925), St. Philip’s (est. 1898), Palo Alto (est. 1985), Northeast Lakeview (est. 2007), and Northwest Vista (est. 1995) — offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs, as well as arts and science courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to AA and AS degrees.
As a historically black institution located in Austin, Texas, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study.