Mission, Vision, Goals & Learning Outcomes

Student Access & Success provides programs and services for students to access college, get involved on campus, find support and be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.

Vision Statement

We envision a world without barriers to student access and success in higher education, and we strive to make that happen.

Mission Statement

The Division of Student Access and Success provides comprehensive support and resources to help all students succeed along their educational journey by cultivating access, persistence, and personal and career development.


  • Strengthen connections between and across the university and the community to increase student access, enrollment, and completion.
  • Improve student retention and graduation rates through personalized academic advising, mentoring programs, and proactive intervention strategies.
  • Facilitate seamless transitions for students by streamlining processes and creating clear pathways from admission to graduation across all divisions of the institution.
  • Promote overall student wellbeing by offering a variety of accessible resources to support physical and mental health along with all aspects of wellness.
  • Develop and implement programs to enhance students' interpersonal skills and personal/professional development, including leadership, critical thinking, and accountability.
  • Foster a sense of community on campus by promoting and providing accessible services to meet the needs of our student populations.
  • Emphasize student success beyond the classroom, preparing students for future career and life achievements.
  • Continuously assess and adapt strategies based on best practices and data to meet the evolving needs of students.
  • Improve and sustain professional development and learning opportunities for Student Access and Success focused on our divisional goals.

Learning Outcomes


Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.

Critical Thinking

Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.


Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating differing viewpoints and shared responsibilities.


Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.


Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.


Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

Academic, Career & Self Development

Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career & academic opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.

Building Communities & Expanding Horizons

Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to build communities including people from different local and global cultures. Gain a better understanding of one's own and other cultures and collaborate across differences to solve problems.