Alamo Colleges District Receives National Honor for Excellence in Student Success

February 16, 2023

DSO Communications


The Alamo Colleges District has been recertified as a 2023 Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility in their communities. 

The district is one of only two colleges in the ATD Network to recertify their status as a Leader College of Distinction.

“I am so proud of the work the district and the colleges have done which has resulted in the recertification of this national award,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores. “This recognition is attributable to our work to increase student success metrics, while closing performance gaps among subgroups of students.”

ATD created the Leader College of Distinction award in 2018 to recognize colleges that have pursued and met challenging student success goals, often earning Leader College status several times. Leader Colleges of Distinction must show improvement in three or more student outcome metrics, including at least one lagging indicator such as completion or transfer with an earned baccalaureate. 

Leader Colleges of Distinction are also required to show they have reduced equity gaps in at least two metrics for at least two student groups. These requirements recognize and motivate sustained and proactive reform efforts that result in greater improvements in student success and equity.

The ATD Network is made up of 300+ colleges committed to advancing equity and supporting student success at their institutions and throughout their communities. The Alamo Colleges District has been a member of the ATD Network since 2004 and has held Leader College of Distinction status since 2020.

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