Student Success and Career Center Updates
News and Information
“Tulsa’s future workforce starts by giving individuals the tools they need to graduate from college with a degree or certificate and to start a career,” said Mayor Bynum. “Through the strong support in our city for the Vision Tulsa program, the investment is being made and TCC will help shape Tulsa’s future workforce.”
The Student Success and Career Center is designed with the student in mind by removing stumbling blocks such as long lines and providing personalized service to increase the student’s success. More than 90 percent of TCC graduates remain in the Tulsa area and invest their careers in Tulsa businesses, according to a 2017 study by TCC. This means more citizens completing post-secondary education and better prepared to enter the Tulsa area workforce.
TCC’s Southeast Campus will have a welcoming front door when the new Student Success Center opens in early 2019, said Steven Cox, facilities director.
“When you pull up to the Southeast Campus, it will be very obvious this is where a prospective student goes enroll,” Cox said. “There will be a front door to the campus that everyone will naturally be drawn to.”
Three plans have been selected as finalists for Tulsa Community College’s new Career Services and Student Success Center, and your input will help select the final design. Read more here about how you can provide feedback that will be used in the selection process.
The Career Services and Student Success Center is a $5.3 million project approved by Tulsa voters in April 2016 as part of the Vision Tulsa economic development plan. The facility will help students align their skills, goals and ambitions, and connect them with employers. The project includes renovation of the student advising, admissions, enrollment services, financial aid and other student support services.
Tulsa Community College President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson visited all four of the College’s main campuses Oct. 12-13 for Open Lines events to dialogue with faculty and staff. Get a full recap here if you were unable to make it to an Open Lines session or to see questions that may not have been asked on your campus.
Tulsa voters have a chance to change the face of Tulsa Community College’s Southeast Campus tomorrow. Here’s a recap of the Vision Tulsa plan, what it means for Tulsa, what it means for TCC and why you need to get out and vote on Tuesday.
The Vision Tulsa plan includes three segments: economic development, totaling $510 million over 15 years; public safety, totaling $272 million over 15 years; and street and transportation, totaling $102 million over 15 years. Each pillar focuses on areas central to Tulsa’s future. Proponents contend the plan is intended to meet current community needs as well as provide tangible options to help meet future needs and create future job opportunities.
Tulsa voters will go to the polls on April 5 to vote on the Vision Tulsa extension to the Vision 2025 development plan.
Vision Tulsa is an extension of the Vision 2025 plan approved by Tulsa County voters in 2003 and will not increase taxes over current levels. The Vision Tulsa plan includes three segments: public safety, totaling $272 million over 15 years; street and transportation, totaling $102 million over 15 years; and economic development, totaling $510 million over 15 years and including projects across Tulsa.
A new Career Placement and Student Success Center at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus will be among the projects presented as Tulsa city leaders take stock of several proposed options under an extension of the expiring 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax. After public safety additions are taken into account, approximately $625 million will be available for economic development projects.
The $5.6 million proposed facility would include renovation of the student advisement, admissions and enrollment services areas. The current building, constructed in the 1980’s, has never been renovated, and lacks the space and amenities to serve the current student population.