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Felix Lopez Joins PPCC as VP for Student Success

Posted by on August 16, 2012

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lopez.jpgFelix Lopez Joins PPCC as Vice President for Student Success

Colorado Springs, Colo. - March 15, 2012 - PPCC President Lance Bolton is excited to announce Felix Lopez, former president of Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC), as the college's vice president of its newly created Student Success Division. This new division is aligned with the college's mission, strategic plan and guiding goals and objectives.  

Lopez began his higher education career at TSJC as a non-English speaking student and worked his way through the ranks to become the chief financial officer and, eventually, the president of the college.  

In his new role as vice president of Student Success, Lopez will oversee PPCC's dedicated efforts to improve student goal achievement, retention, graduation and transfer measures, minority student success, and other areas of student intervention and support.  Specifically he will lead the Retention Office, Learning Assistance Centers, OASIS, Trio, support of the new student early alert system (Course Signals) and Institutional Research.  

At TSJC, Lopez enjoyed tremendous success improving minority success rates, developmental course success, and overall graduation rates.

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