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College Presidents To Speak At Breakfast

College Presidents To Speak At Breakfast

October 3, 2001--Dr. Norval Pohl, president of the University of North Texas, Dr. Franklyn Jenifer, president of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Cary A. Israel, president of Collin County Community College, will detail their colleges' concurrent admissions agreements at the McKinney chamber’s "Good Morning McKinney" breakfast series on Tuesday, October 9, at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney. Required reservations are $10 in advance, $15 after October 5.

Last year, CCCCD became the first community college in Texas to offer concurrent admissions agreements with other four-year intuitions in its area. These agreements have been entered into with both UNT and UTD to make college more affordable and accessible for students of all disciplines.

"Affordability of higher education is a critical issue facing students and parents," says Cary Israel. "This unique partnership provides a smooth transition and keeps higher education accessible to all. These agreements also ensures that our region will have qualified and competent individuals for the challenges of the future."

Israel has been the President of Collin County Community College since September 1999. He is responsible for planning, developing and implementing all operations of the multi-campus district with overall responsibility for delivering of quality education to over 32,000 students.

The CCCCD/UNT agreement, signed in August 2001, has many benefits for local students: allowing them to apply for concurrent pre-admission status at the time they enroll at CCCCD; providing them with UNT upper division programs at the Preston Ridge Campus (PRC); providing them graduate education at PRC; and providing them with access to videoconferencing.

The CCCCD/UTD agreement, signed in November 2001, also benefits CCCCD students in several ways: They enjoy equal student privileges at the university and have a student ID card that is accepted on both campuses; those who have earned 12 hours in CCCCD’s Honors Institute may be admitted to the university's honors program, and up to 12 college honors credits will be counted toward a university honors degree; concurrently admitted students have their own university academic advisors and have priority in applying for excellence scholarships.

Norval F. Pohl, Ph.D., joined the University of North Texas in January 1999 as provost and executive vice president. Before coming to UNT, Pohl served four years as the vice president for finance and administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In fall 1994, Franklyn Jenifer became president of The University of Texas at Dallas. Before coming to U.T. Dallas, Franklyn Jenifer was the first Howard University alumnus to serve as president of that institution.

For more information on the chamber’s "Good Morning McKinney" breakfast, contact Linda Dixon, events coordinator at the McKinney chamber of commerce, at 972-542-0163 or online at