FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- MARCH 14, 2020:
Letter from the President
Dear Ranger College
As you are well aware, information on the COVID-19 virus is changing rapidly and requires constant evaluation. The Ranger College administrative team is working under the guidance of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the United States Department of Education, the Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), and in conjunction with other Texas community colleges to make the best decisions for our students. In light of recent developments, we have decided to transition face-to-face classes to online classes. Additionally, we are monitoring all communication and recommendations from the CDC, State, and local officials. While we are not aware of a positive case of the COVID-19 virus in our immediate area at this time, we recognize that the eventual spread of the virus to this region is possible. We remain diligent as the health, safety, and wellbeing of our Ranger College students, staff, and faculty continues to be our highest priority and concern.
Our staff understands that a transition to online classes will bring with it a host of challenges and we are working to anticipate students’ and staff members’ needs. In order to finalize our plans and implement effectively, we are suspending all classes, including the Child Development Center, until Wednesday, March 18th. All faculty and staff will report to work on Monday, March 16th to prepare for online course delivery. Faculty members will be contacted by their division chairs with specific instructions. On Wednesday, March 18th, students need to log in to Blackboard for further directions from instructors. With any difficulty accessing Blackboard, please email for assistance at IThelpdesk@rangercollege.edu
Computer labs and sanitizer will be available at all Ranger College sites for students who do not have access to a computer or Internet. The dorms and dining hall on the Ranger home campus will be open for students who prefer to remain on campus. For students enrolled in a workforce program, additional information will be sent to you by 5:00 Tuesday, March 17th. All Ranger College activities and events remain cancelled until further notice. As the situation changes, we will continue to notify you promptly.
Sincerely, Dr. William J. Campion, President