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Student Success


Executive Director for Student Success Initiatives
Under general direction, provides leadership for and supervision of initiatives supporting student first to second year retention and progression to graduation; analyzes data predicting students at risk; develops outreach and support plans for students; supervises professional staff; coordinates support with campus stakeholders; contributes to leadership team for student success center. The Student Success Center is a unit of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Executive Director works with faculty members providing leadership, strategic planning, assessment and continuous improvement for key academic support and enrichment programs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Reviews and analyzes predictive data related to student retention and completion (e.g. incoming student characteristics, DWF rates, class attendance, early warnings from faculty, registration holds etc.; develops retention and persistence data sources summary reports for various stakeholders and users to inform effective program development, outreach and intervention; collects and interprets data regarding student attrition. Serves as point of contact for students and faculty/staff regarding retention risk factors; identifies at-risk students and assures individualized outreach to develop individual plans for success, monitors and records progress; coordinates outreach and support with University stakeholders. Provides individualized outreach to students based on identified risk factors; assisting them in developing individual plans for success. Serves on University committees; participates in leadership for the student success center; performs other duties as assigned. Hire, supervise and evaluate professional program staff and graduate assistants. The Executive Director will have responsibility for the oversight of the daily operations, budget, and staff to include associate directors (4), receptionist and graduate assistants. Coordination of UNIV 100 First-Year Seminar, First-Year Programs, Academic Success Center, and the Learning Center.