Achieving the Dream

 Achieve the Dream at Galveston College

Galveston College is proud to be a part of the Achieving the Dream network, which is a multiyear national initiative to help more community college students succeed (earn degrees, earn certificates or transfer to other institutions to continue their studies).

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  • GC Part Time Students 2018 73.4%
  • GC Full Time Students 2018 26.6%
  • Academic Program 67.2%
  • Technical Program 32.8%

The initiative is particularly concerned about student groups that have faced the most significant barriers to success, including low income students and students of color. Achieving the Dream (AtD) acts on multiple fronts, including efforts at community colleges and in research, public engagement and public policy. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, AtD now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history.

Galveston College initially joined AtD in 2004 and gained Leader College status in 2011. The College’s status as Leader College was renewed in 2014. The AtD National Reform Network includes over 200 institutions of higher education, 100 coaches and advisors, 15 state policy teams, and numerous investors and partners working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia to help 3.8 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

 Galveston College initially joined AtD in 2004 and gained Leader College status in 2011. The College’s status as Leader College was renewed in 2014. Specific details about Galveston College’s initiatives and progress with AtD can be found on the College’s profile page on AtD’s website.

Galveston College’s AtD Leadershing Team is called Advancing Student Success and Equity Taskforce or ASSET.

Asset Members


Technical Graduate Success (Employed &/or Enrolled)


Academic Graduate Success (Employed &/or Enrolled)


Dr. Cissy Matthews – Co-Chairperson, Vice President of Instruction


Ron Crumedy, Co-Chairperson, Acting Vice President of Student Services


Pierre Banks, Assistant Director of Admissions & Records


Deon Botha, Director of Advising and Counseling


Scott Branum, Director of Admissions/Registrar


Elvia Bytautas, Developmental Education Student Success Advisor


Priscilla Culver, Student Success Advisor for Dual Credit


Tyese Dunn, Fianacial Aid Coordinator


Fred Khoury, Instructor of Mathematics


Amy Leuchtag, Director of Building Bridges To Success


Dr. Latoya Mills, Student Success Advisor


Priselda Perez, Director of Upward Bound


Dr. Larry Root, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

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4015 Ave. Q 
Galveston, TX 77550

Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido’s Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.