Jarvis Christian College President Dr. Lester C. Newman (right) and UT Tyler President Dr. Michael Tidwell shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding, making the partnership between the two institutions official. UT Tyler Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Amir Mirmiran, and Jarvis Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt are shown.
Jarvis Christian College, UT Tyler Form Partnership
Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College has formed a partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler to offer seamless pathways for students to earn degrees and further enhance higher education in East Texas.
“We are forging a relationship that will provide better opportunities for all of our students to advance their education and be better prepared for the 21st century,” said Dr. Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt, Jarvis Christian College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “With this new partnership, students will have an opportunity to choose from an array of academic and career pathways.”
Under the agreement, undergraduate students from Jarvis will be able to transfer into selected undergraduate programs at UT Tyler. The courses will not duplicate those offered by Jarvis. Also, UT Tyler students will have an opportunity to pursue majors at Jarvis that UT Tyler doesn’t provide.
“The partnership is a win-win for both The University of Texas at Tyler and Jarvis Christian College and especially for students and the region,” said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We welcome this partnership that will not only further the friendly relationship and collaboration between our two institutions but also help advance higher education in East Texas.”
The agreement also will allow qualified Jarvis students to begin limited study in selected master’s degree programs at UT Tyler as they complete their bachelor’s degrees from Jarvis.
Jarvis President Dr. Lester C. Newman and UT Tyler President Dr. Michael Tidwell made the partnership official by signing a memorandum of understanding June 7, 2018, on the UT Tyler campus.