Lessons from Scaling Emergency Aid at Amarillo College and the Alamo College District

This webinar provides an overview of the challenges institutions face around scaling emergency aid. We did a deep dive into the emergency aid models that Amarillo College and the Alamo College District have successfully rolled out to support their students. Leaders from both institutions discussed the challenges they faced, how they overcame them, and the opportunities that good emergency aid programs present.


  • Cara Crowley, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Amarillo College
  • Russell Lowery-Hart, President of Amarillo College
  • Lisa Black, Director of Student Advocacy Center for Northwest Vista College


  • Edward Conroy, Associate Director of Institutional Transformation for The Hope Center