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CSI Participates in State-Wide Complete College America Momentum Pathways Project

Release Date: Monday 2019-02-11

TWIN FALLS – Complete College America (CCA) is a nonprofit focused on helping college students
complete college with credentials or a degree. CSI has participated in Complete College America and Complete
College Idaho initiatives since 2012 and has crafted many successful initiatives including remediation reform,
developing guided pathways, and leveraging education and training with business and industry partners.
Recently, CCA created a new initiative titled Momentum Pathways Scale Project. The project focuses on
boosting college attainment by developing clear pathways and implementing evidence-based strategies to help
college students meet key, first-year benchmarks. Data shows that students who reach these important
benchmarks are more likely to succeed.

“By providing key benchmarks, students are able to map out an achievable plan for the future.” said Sammi
Sanchez, CSI Student Senator.

The Momentum Pathways Scale Project includes Idaho’s public two- and four-year colleges and universities. As
a long-standing participant, the College of Southern Idaho will engage in the three-year project to address the
State Board of Education’s strategic initiatives to increase credential completion, expand access to
postsecondary education, improve student success, and invest in affordability and innovation. With significant
structured implementation support from CCA staff and content experts, CSI seeks to employ and enhance
momentum pathway strategies in math, advising, corequisite support in English and math, and student

“Participating in Idaho’s Momentum Pathways Scale Project will help CSI rally around a set of nationally
proven, evidence-based strategies that, when implemented at scale and coordinated with one another, will boost
student success, increase college completion, and eliminate achievement gaps for our students,” said John
Hughes, CSI Instructional Dean.

For more information about Complete College America visit For more information
about the College of Southern Idaho becoming a Momentum Pathways participant, please contact John Hughes,
CSI Instructional Dean, at or (208)-732-6549.

Media Contact:
Courtney Salmon
CSI Public Information Manager | 208-732-6299