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Eastern administrators selected to serve as advisors for national College Board

8/11/2015

WILBURTON (Aug. 11, 2015) – Two Eastern Oklahoma State College administrators have been selected to serve as advisors for The College Board, a national not-for-profit organization devoted to preparing students for and propelling them toward college success.

Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith has been reappointed to a second three-year term on The College Board’s Community College Advisory Panel. The 13-member group is made of college and university presidents from around the nation and their goal is to promote national recognition of the role of community colleges in providing access to higher education.

Dr. Janet Wansick, vice president of Academic Affairs, has been selected to serve as a member of The College Board’s Community College Assessment Working Group. The group is composed of community college system and campus-level personnel from a number of states. The members will engage in in-depth discussions of college readiness and the multiple ways of measuring it, share needs for and uses of assessments and data, and advise the College Board on efforts to increase accurate course placement and the effectiveness of remediation.

Wansick will join more than 2,000 individuals from educational institutions, non-profit and government organizations at a forum in Washington, D.C. in November. All expenses for the annual event are covered by The College Board.

“I am looking forward to seeing and hearing perspectives on how assessments are done in other states,” Wansick said. “Participating in this national discussion will be a very positive step for Eastern.”

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