Campus News 2013

For Immediate Release
August 9, 2013

Schreiner University receives Title V grant

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Schreiner University is one of 11 higher education institutions to be awarded the 2013 Department of Education Title V grant. The grant is set for $650,000 annually over a five year period—a total of $3,250,000.

“It is difficult to exaggerate the potential this grant has for supercharging the commitment to student success that we have already launched,” said Dr. Tim Summerlin, Schreiner University president. “One out of 10 grant proposals submitted was awarded, and one of those went to Schreiner. That bespeaks true quality.”

The Title V grant will support institutional improvements in academic support, learning and persistence to graduation.

“Title V grants assume that when demographic thresholds are passed—like an institution becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution—that substantive changes must be made to manage the successful crossing of this threshold,” said Dr. Charlie McCormick, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The Title V grant enables to do that by creating organizational changes. Because of the unique history and character of Schreiner, the organizational changes that we will be making are intended to enhance our ongoing commitment to student success. We believe that, with support from this Title V grant, we will become a regional and national leader in illustrating the extent to which a wide variety of capable students can meet with unpredicted accomplishments by the time they graduate.”  

In 2012 and 2013, of the 230 proposals submitted, only 24 grants were awarded to select colleges.

For more information on Schreiner, visit www.schreiner.edu.

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