St. Charles Community College Enters Into Historic Partnership With Harris-Stowe State University

Published: 12/10/2020

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Dr. Bradford, Harris-Stowe State University president, and Dr. Kavalier, St. Charles Community College president, sign a co-enrollment agreement. 

St. Charles Community College and Harris-Stowe State University are partnering to create a joint admissions program for students in the region. This is the first such agreement between a community college and a Historic Black College and University in Missouri.

An official signing ceremony between the two higher education institutions took place on Thursday, Dec. 10, on the St. Charles Community College campus.

“This historic partnership will allow students to leverage the resources and programs offered at both institutions as they prepare for their future,” said Barbara Kavalier, Ph.D., SCC president. “Students will be able to enroll in coursework at SCC and HSSU at the same time, first earning their associate degree and then a bachelor’s degree in the discipline of their choice.”

“We are creating an easier pathway for students to be successful. Our goal is to increase affordability, access and student success.  We are reimagining the student transfer experience to make it seamless, collaborative and more efficient,” said Corey S. Bradford, Sr., Ph.D., president of Harris-Stowe State University.

More than just a co-enrollment program, the new partnership will allow SCC and HSSU to jointly recruit students into a special program shared between the institutions. Students will have privileges at both institutions, allowing them to participate in campus activities and take advantage of college resources.

Students will have broader access to scholarships, faculty and credit pathways. Additionally, SCC and HSSU will have the opportunity to engage in a faculty exchange program, as well as joint professional development opportunities.

“We look forward to bringing diverse ideas and perspectives to St. Charles Community College,” Kavalier said. “Celebrating diversity and preparing students to succeed in a global environment is one of our core values, and this partnership will strengthen that resolve in so many ways.”

St. Charles Community College will be creating a special section of the website for the new partnership with details for students and parents. 

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