Student Success Center (SSC)

 


Contact the Student Success Center

Beckes Student Union, Room 201
812-888-4451
studentsuccesscenter@vinu.edu

 

 

 

 

Student Success Center staff actively promote student success and selection of career pathways by:

  • Providing additional advising to at-risk students, supporting academic advisors,
  • Promoting university-wide programming to help students be more self-aware, including the Student Success Seminar series,
  • Increasing student participation in campus life,
  • Contributing proactively to endeavors that support a positive learning community at VU,
  • Supporting efforts for greater communication among all University stake-holders.

The Center is dedicated to improving Vincennes University student’s persistence and degree/certificate completion. All VU students are welcome to take advantage of opportunities offered by SSC, including students in the Summer Bridge program. The SSC’s primary focus is to serve those students who enter VU with the greatest risk of not completing: students who may be undecided about a career path or major and those who need significant remediation. More information about the Student Success Center can be found in the FAQ.

Gaye Walthall, Director
812-888-4031
gwalthall@vinu.edu

Alexis (Annie) Garner, Coordinator
812-888-4032
agarner@vinu.edu

Jennifer Kramer, Coordinator
812-888-4033
jlkramer@vinu.edu

Kris Kitzinger, Coordinator
812-888-4034
kkitzinger@vinu.edu

Nickolas John, Coordinator
812-888-4035
njohn@vinu.edu

If you are a 21st Century Scholar that is or will be a Vincennes University student, please contact the 21st Century Support Specialist, for general inquiries or questions at the Student Success Center, Beckes Student Union, Room 201.  The phone number for the

Brianna Jobe, 21st Century Specialist
812-888-5501
bjobe@vinu.edu

What is the goal of the Student Success Center?

The Student Success Center will work with students to help define, clarify, and achieve academic, personal, and professional goals. We seek to help develop dynamic learning strategies to enhance academic success. We want to enable students to make informed choices regarding academic programs and career opportunities. Finally, we want to help students make academic and career transitions to assist in completing a certificate or diploma program.

What is the job of the Student Success Coordinators?

  • Help create an Academic Plan in Degree Works for students, especially General Studies-Exploring Majors.
  • Participate in START VU to help in the advising of students.
  • Coordinate methods to help students who are on academic probation to get back into good academic standing.
  • Refer students to appropriate on-campus services to address obstacles.
  • Follow-up on TAPS reports to offer outreach and support to students receiving alerts to increase their likelihood of academic success.
  • Academic Advisors for students in University College.
  • Provide encouragement and support for students who are referred or just seek help.
  • Serve as Academic Coaches for MyFoundations Lab to help students address basic skill deficiencies.

How do I set up an appointment to talk with someone at the Success Center? 
Call or e-mail a coordinator to make an appointment, or visit the Success Center: open Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 4:30pm.