About the Student Success Center
Founded in Fall 2014, the Center aims to foster a collaborative process in which faculty, staff, students, and administrators work together to develop a culture of academic and personal success for CSCU students.
The Center is one of 16 such centers nationwide. The centers in this network are designed to be collaborative at two levels: Across the country the centers work together and with national experts to consider ideas that can improve student retention and completion. Within each state each center works with its colleges to create a coherent, statewide strategy that helps institutions integrate their varied student success efforts, learn from one another, and maximize resources.
Student success efforts in CSCU are focused on Guided Pathways, a movement that helps more students efficiently complete credentials, transfer, and attain jobs with value in the labor market.
Student Success Center Network
Group Charge: The CSCU Equity Council will develop and recommend policies and practices to ensure the values of equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the culture of our colleges and universities by addressing systemic forms of oppression. The work will include collaboration with councils, workgroups, and other stakeholders to cultivate equitable policies and practices that guide faculty, staff, and administrators. In addition, this council will leverage resources for training and professional learning opportunities for campus stakeholders and will work with subject matter experts to promote an inclusive, responsive, and anti-racist culture. The CSCU Equity Council reports and makes recommendations to the CSCU SuccessCenter Advisory Council.
Interim Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion; Director of Student Access, Retention, & Engagement
|Tunxis Community College|
Dean of Students; Chief Student Affairs Officer
|Norwalk Community College|
Director, Transfer and Academic Articulations
|Central Connecticut State University|
|Michelle||Jones||Advising Lead||Quinebaug Valley Community College|
|Tamika||Davis||AVP Recruitment, Admissions, and Community Outreach||Connecticut State Community College|
|Kerry||Beckford||Interim Associate Director of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of English||Tunxis Community College|
|Josiah||Ricardo||Professor Sociology; Program Coordinator, Social Service; Social Work Studies Transfer Pathways Coordinator||Capital Community College|
|Joseph||Navarra||Counselor/Coordinator, Disability Services||Manchester Community College|
|Michelle||Brown||Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences||Western Connecticut State University|
|Ricardo||Perez||Professor of Anthropology||Eastern Connecticut State University|
|Paula||Rice||Director/Title IX Coordinator - Office of Diversity & Equity Programs||Southern Connecticut State University|
|Silas||Shannon||Accountant||Charter Oak State College|
Student Success Updates
Periodically the Student Suceess Center sends updates via email to the CSCU community.
- UPDATE 1: KPIs
- UPDATE 2: Program Consolidation
- UPDATE 3: Initiatives that Impact Students
- UPDATE 4: Achieving the Dream
- UPDATE 5: Working Groups and National Partners
- UPDATE 6: Onboarding Students
- UPDATE 7: Accomplishments and the Work Ahead
- UPDATE 8: Students First: Academic &Student Affairs
- UPDATE 9: KPIs and Equity
- UPDATE 10: Guided Pathways: Policies and Practice
- CSCU Student Success Policy Blast! May 2019