The University of New Mexico unveiled its new Student Success Center Tuesday afternoon. UNM’s Student Success Center is a one-stop student resource center located in Mesa Vista Hall in the University Advisement and Enrichment Center designed to enhance student success.
"This epitomizes what can happen when faculty, staff and students start thinking about student success," said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Chaouki Abdallah. "We worked towards various aspects to enhance student success with resources that get students the help they need to succeed."
The celebration included the unveiling of several new student success initiatives including the UNM Students website – students.unm.edu. The UNM Students website is a resource-rich tool providing students with a number of support services including Academic Support, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness, Albuquerque Community, Activities and Events and Parking and Transportation.
“The Student Success Center has been developed as the central place to help students navigate through any personal or academic challenges they might encounter,” said Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, director, Student Academic Success. “This was a campus-wide effort and together with many partners we hope to promote student success each day. This investment by the administration clearly demonstrates that students matter at UNM.”
Academic coaches, mentors and staff were on hand to assist students on the spot while referring them to appropriate services. Additionally, support will be provided to faculty and staff to connect their students to programs and resources.
Other important initiatives that highlighted the event included the degree plans website and the LoboAchieve Advising Portal. These critical student resources were part of the Foundations of Excellence initiative and the Lumina Unidos project, two important and successful student efforts at UNM.
In addition to Abdallah, several guest speakers spoke during the program’s agenda including Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Jozi de Leon; Associate Provost for Curriculum Greg Heileman and ASUNM President Isaac Romero.
For more information, visit the UNM Students website.