Our mission in the Student Success Office is to empower you and provide you with the support, direction, and services you need to meet your academic and personal goals.

The Student Success Center can be an oasis in the midst of an increasingly overwhelming workload. Whether you need assistance with an assignment, help with time management, or just some comfort from others who are in the same situation, the Center can be just the place for you to find the support you need.

Balancing Lifestyle with Academics

Our approach meets the needs of the whole student: intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. We help you explore the university and community resources at hand to address your challenges.

The Student Success Center embraces

  • Balance
  • Capability
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Goal setting
  • Healthy relationships
  • Motivation
  • Responsibility

Services Offered

The Office of Student Success & Retention is here to help! We offer the following:

  • One-on-one and personalized assistance for all students
  • Individualized skill-building in:
    • Time management
    • Reading comprehension
    • Study skills
    • Note taking
    • Test taking
  • Walk-in service
  • A guide to all campus resources

Our Goal

Our mission at the Center is to help you:

  • Become active, informed, and confident learners
  • Learn to manage yourself
  • Accept responsibility for your choices
  • Make positive contributions to the campus community

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” - Michael Jordan

Our Location & Contact Information

If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions please visit Blaire Tinker in the Academic Resource Center (ARC), located in the Zimmerman Library. Otherwise feel free to contact her:

Earl Schumake
Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center and Coordinator of Student Retention and Success