Robin O’Quinn came to Connors State College as an adjunct instructor six years ago before moving up as the Division Chair of Developmental Education this year.
O’Quinn, along with Dr. Jo Lynn Digranes, Executive Vice President of Connors State College, are working together in establishing a program that makes sure the developmental student is using all the programs that are available to them.
Who is a developmental student?
According to O’Quinn, those are students who are enrolled in either developmental reading or fundamentals of English or Math. O’Quinn said enrollment covering all three areas totals approximately 400 students in both Warner and Muskogee campuses. O’Quinn said she is currently working with fundamentals of English while also tutoring students. “I am advising them in English and plan to extend that out to advising the reading and the math students also.
“We are encouraging all the students to stay in the system and we are using the program to help retain them and do what we can to help them,” said O’Quinn.
The first year Division Chairman said she is excited about the new position and what has occurred thus far in the semester.
“It has been great,” said O’Quinn. “I just love Connors. I attended here years ago. I enjoyed it as a student and was enjoying myself as an adjunct faculty member.”
“The people here are very friendly and welcomed me as a full-time faculty member. They are very helpful and encouraging. I have enjoyed every minute of it.”
Away from the books and students at Connors, O’Quinn said she and her husband, who is a retired math teacher, share time together at their lake home.
“We just fish, relax on our deck, and I read a lot of books when I can. I just really enjoy the outdoors,” said O’Quinn.