With the stroke of multiple pens, a long-cherished
agreement between Laredo’s champions of higher education has been renewed.
In ceremonies Thursday, the leaders of Laredo College (LC)
and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) once again committed to a
shared path benefiting students and their higher education goals with a renewed
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU was signed in TAMIU’s Sue and Radcliffe Killam
TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the accord signals a
renewal of the institutions’ shared commitment and vision for higher education
here, something he finds especially affirming in today’s climate of challenge.
“This MOU helps to codify something we both cherish: a
shared commitment to higher education and our students. While the past 18+
months of the COVID-19 Pandemic have brought real challenges for higher education
in our community and region, we have both been sustained by the essential
missions we deliver for students and their brighter futures. This MOU affirms
that and encourages us to continue to do more,” Dr. Arenaz said.
LC Interim President Dr. Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina
concurred, noting the MOU helps make transfers seamless.
“This agreement is another example of how LC and TAMIU work
together for the benefit of our students and community. It provides students a
direct path in transferring seamlessly to TAMIU and assists them throughout
their educational journey and completion,” Laredo College Interim President Dr.
Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina added. “I look forward to collaborating more with
TAMIU and continuing to build more opportunities for our students.”
The MOU serves to set forth major principles of mutual
cooperation and expectations between the two institutions.
Among provisions are the development of web-published
transfer guides for degree programs that share the acceptance of credits applicable
to the plan’s degree program. The MOU
also sets in place institutional collaborations, guidance on admissions and
recruiting and the opportunity for the completion of an associate’s degree or
reverse transfer. The renewed MOU remains in force for a period of five years
and is subject to renewal or modification by mutual written consent of both
For additional information, contact TAMIU Vice President
for Student Success Dr. Minita Ramirez at (956) 326-2240 or email@example.com or LC Interim
Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and Compliance Dr. David Arreazola at
(956) 764-5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.