JJC and Governors State University signed a dual degree program agreement on Sept. 17 to help students complete their bachelor's degrees.
Dr. Angie Kaysen-Luzbetak, JJC coordinator of transfer articulation, said that recent data and literature suggest that associate degree completion prior to transfer increases a student’s chance of baccalaureate degree completion.
“What is really special about this program is the commitment to ensure that JJC students complete their associate degree prior to transfer to Governors State University,” Kaysen-Luzbetak said. “As a result, JJC and GSU have crafted a new agreement that not only supports the students’ journey at JJC, but creates a pathway for success and degree completion at GSU.”
JJC President Gena Proulx and Governors State University President Dr. Elaine P. Maimon signed the agreement, in addition to JJC Vice President of Student Development Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven and JJC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Valerie Roberson.
Representatives from GSU also included Dr. Gebeyehu Ejigu, executive vice president, and Dr. Terry L. Allison, provost and vice president of academic affairs.