Welcome to the Student Success Center

Let us help YOU create your positive college outcome!

I can assist you in determining your academic, personal, and professional goals. Together we can explore ways to develop special strategies for your success and to make informed choices regarding your collegiate programs using DegreeWorks and MyVU. I look forward to assisting you on your college path to success!


A proud VUJ alum, Val received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USI. She has thirty years experience in the business world including retail management, accounting, information technology & training, as well as banking. She has worked for VU Jasper for several years in various roles, including Admissions and Student Services.  She enjoys spending leisure time with her family.

Contact Valerie Kieffner at vkieffner@vinu.edu or 812-481-5910

Student Success Coordinators:

  • Assist in determining student academic, personal, and professional goals
  • Explore ways for students to develop special strategies for success
  • Offer information and guidance regarding collegiate programs
  • Support students with advising and course placement
  • Provide Degree Works, MyVU, and Blackboard training

FREE Online job database for VUJ students and alumni

1. Click “Students and Alumni” as user type
2. Click “Register”, then complete profile information
3. After completion, click registration link in email inbox
4. Wait for administrator to approve your account (comes to their email)
5. Upon approval, you’ll be sent a password link
*Once you have been verified you can log in and build a profile with job types you like.