As a new Alliance Member, Complete College Alabama has committed to setting college attainment goals, collecting and reporting completion data, and pursuing Complete College America’s Game Changer strategies – interventions that are proven to dramatically increase college completion rates and shorten time to graduation, saving students thousands.

Complete College Alabama will be led by an alliance team that will represent Alabama at national events and work jointly across institutions to improve college completion rates and achieve positive outcomes for their students. Dr. Jackie Smith, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Athens State University, will lead the Complete College Alabama team.

The full team includes:

  • Dr. Jackie Smith, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Athens State University – Team Lead
  • Dr. Cynthia Anthony, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Alabama Community College System Office – Two-Year Implementation Lead
  • Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montevallo University – Four-Year Institution Lead
  • Ms. Subrena Simpkins, Director of Research Services, Alabama Commission on Higher Education – Metrics, Evidence and Results Lead
  • Ms. Margaret Gunter, Director of Communications and Government Relations, Alabama Commission on Higher Education– Communications Lead
  • Ms. Chandra Scott, Director, Strategic Outcomes, Mobile Area Education Foundation–At-Large Member
  • Mr. Rod Scott, State Representative, District 5, Alabama Legislature–Equity and Legislative Lead

Alliance Lead

As the Alliance Lead for your region, Jackie Smith is the go-to resource as you work to advance student success. Please feel to reach out with questions or requests for support from CCA.

Jackie Smith
Jackie Smith