Marie Plemons, University of Houston-Victoria professor in the School of Education and Human Development, has been appointed to serve on the P-16 Special Advisors Committee, a commission created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Texas College Readiness Project.
Plemons assumed her duties Oct. 9.
The Texas College Readiness Project is a three-year, three-phase initiative designed to better prepare students academically for the transition from secondary to postsecondary education in Texas.
Plemons, as a liaison between UHV and the Texas College Readiness Project, will help define college readiness standards, identify best instructional practices in entry-level courses and develop assignments that will help prepare 12th graders for college.
Plemons’ appointment comes on the heels of UHV President Tim Hudson’s service on the Community College Transfer Issues Committee, established by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) to develop strategies to boost the graduating transfer rate from two-year community colleges to four-year institutions.
"Although we are an upper-division campus, the success of our community fundamentally hinges on how prepared students are for their freshman year, whether it is at a four-year public university or at a community college such as our long-time neighbor, the Victoria College," Hudson said. "With the help of Dr. Plemons and other public institution representatives, I am certain the state will be moving closer to providing students with the tools needed for a successful college career."