Central Texas College (CTC) and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) sealed a partnership this week that will ease the transition from a CTC associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree program through UMHB. Jim Yeonopolus, CTC chancellor, and Randy O’Rear, president of UMHB, signed a memorandum of understanding after working cooperatively for many years to identify CTC courses that would meet degree requirements at UMHB. The formal articulation agreement signing is one more opportunity CTC provides its students to transition seamlessly to a four-year university and guarantee transferability of credit hours.

The recent signing marks the second such formal agreement this semester as CTC signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas A&M University-Central Texas in August. “CTC offers articulation agreements with many of the major four-year universities in Texas,” said Jim Yeonopolus, CTC chancellor. “By formalizing our commitment with UMHB, CTC is able to further enhance our students’ educational opportunities on a much broader scale. We are truly thankful to have such a good neighbor and partner like UMHB.”

John Vassar, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at UMHB said, “By analyzing the content of freshmen- and sophomore-level courses offered at both schools, we can now offer students a pathway of courses at CTC that will fulfill degree requirements when they transfer to UMHB to complete a bachelor’s degree.”


Cutline: Jim Yeonopolus (left), CTC chancellor, and Randy O'Rear, president of UMHB, sign a memorandum of understanding the in CTC Anderson Campus Center which provides a seamless transfer of credits for students between the two institutions.