SHSU will unveil its new recruitment tool - a $127,000 interactive trailer - during tailgate festivities today [Thur. Aug. 30] in the parking lot of Bowers Stadium, reports the Item:
The 42-foot "Go Kats Go Center" was purchased using a grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation. It will be used as part of a statewide campaign called "Closing the Gap," designed to increase college enrollment.
"The state initiated a program for all universities in Texas to start bringing in students from first-generation families," [SHSU Enrollment Management specialist Susan] Houston said. "They have certain numbers of students they hope to bring into college each year, and the 'Go Kats Go Center' is just a part of that campaign."
The $127,000 grant was used to purchase everything prospective students would need during the initial college application process. "We put in what we thought we would need for this, including a truck and a trailer, a satellite, computers and chairs for inside. We hope to build on it every year."
Houston said those utilizing the center would have access to 17 computers, satellite Internet access and televisions.