After leading the Academic Skill Development for several years, Becca Umobong has been promoted to Director. Becca’s leadership has led to the expansion of the HDEV courses to include a pilot online offering in summer, HDEV 1110 moving to a 2 credit course, and close collaboration with Simmons as a new department chair has been introduced. Her team expanded support for our Prelude students by offering semester-long academic counseling. Becca has assume a greater role within the Associate Provost’s area (SAES) through her communication coordination within all 5 departments. Her continued work with RLSH to review and perform outreach after the Early Alert Micro Assessment project is one that contributes greatly by identifying at risk students who are at risk for retention. Congratulations, Becca!
From a Ben Thomas Outstanding Tutor award winner, to a Math grad student, to our Math/CS learning specialist, Jacob Cadena has been an integral part of the SASP team for quite some time. After completing his masters’ degree, Jacob continued working with us while also working as a private learning specialist. I’m excited to announce that Jacob will begin serving as our Asst. Director of the A-LEC/Tutoring Dec. 1. Jacob will work with both ADSA and A-LEC tutors to gain CRLA certification for our tutor program, work with Adreana in hiring, training and scheduling tutors, and also work closely with other areas of academic support, such as Math help tables and Lyle’s Hart Center in order to promote all services available to students. Congratulations, Jacob!
Please congratulate these valuable staff members.