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President's Student Success Council

Charge:

To take bold actions to (1) significantly increase the number of students who successfully complete college and achieve degrees and credentials that forward their educational and career goals and (2) close the attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

Council Members:

  • Dr. Chris Markwood, President, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Tina Butcher, Interim Provost, Co-Chair
  • Mr. Craig Burgess, General Counsel
  • Mr. Abraham George, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Dr. Ed Helton, Assistant Vice President for Leadership Development
  • Dr. Tom Helton, Vice President for Business Affairs
  • Dr. Rocky Kettering, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Dr. John Lester, Associate Vice President for University and Government Relations & Special Assistant to the President
  • Mr. Todd Reeser, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dr. Gina Sheeks, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Richard Baxter, Dean, College of the Arts
  • Mr. Mark Flynn, Dean, CSU Libraries
  • Dr. Deirdre Greer, Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. Linda Hadley, Dean, Turner College of Business
  • Dr. Dennis Rome, Dean, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Dr. Cindy Ticknor, Dean, Honors College
  • Dr. Jennifer Brown, Chair, Retention, Progression, and Graduation Committee
  • Ms. Mary Covington, Executive Director, Information Technology Services
  • Dr. John FInley, Chair, Chairs Assembly
  • Dr. Susan Hrach, Director, Faculty Center
  • Dr. Barbara Hunt, Coordinator, Complete College Georgia Initiatives
  • Ms. Laurie Jones, Director, Human Resources
  • Dr. Eliot Rendleman, Director, Academic Center for Tutoring
  • Dr. Lyn RIggsby-Gonzalez, Director, Center for Career Development
  • Ms. Chelsey Rogers, President, Student Government Association
  • Dr. Kim Shaw, Executive Officer, Faculty Senate
  • Ms. Lisa Shaw, Director, Academic Center for Excellence
  • Dr. Sri Sitharaman, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Dr. Kimberly McElveen, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment
  • Dr. Melody Shumaker, Director, First Year Experience and Learning Support
  • Ms. Lashica Thomas, Chair, Staff Council

 

Documents

Additional Information and Resources

Minutes

Complete College Georgia Council

Mission

In accordance with the Columbus State University (CSU) mission to achieve “academic excellence” and to create “an educational experience that is exceptional,” the goal of the CSU Complete College Georgia (CCG) plan is to increase post-secondary completion within our region. The CSU plan is comprised of strategies intended to assist in the accomplishment of the CCG goal to have 60% of Georgians with a certificate or degree by 2020.

Purpose

The purpose of the CSU Complete College Georgia Council is to verify and communicate compliance, review funding needs, coordinate campus-wide RPG efforts, and recommend new initiatives that support student learning and increase student success.

CSU Complete College Georgia Council Members

Tom Hackett, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs*
Tina Butcher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Richard Baxter, Dean, College of the Arts
Deirdre Greer, Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
Linda Hadley, Dean, Turner College of Business
Dennis Rome, Dean, College of Letters and Sciences
Mark Flynn, Dean of Libraries
Cindy Ticknor, Dean, Honors College
Gina Sheeks, Vice President of Student Affairs
Amy Clines, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment
Susan Hrach, Director, Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Tim Howard, Director, Math and Science Learning Center
Barbara Hunt, Project Director, Complete College Georgia
Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Director, Center for Career Development
Melody Shumaker, Director of Learning Support and Director of First Year Experience
Eliot Rendleman, Director, Academic Center for Tutoring
Lisa Shaw, Director, Academic Center for Excellence
Mary Covington, Executive Director of Information Technology Services
Sri Sitharaman, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Tara Underwood, Chair, Chairs Assembly
Jennifer Brown, Chair, Retention, Progression, and Graduation Committee

*Chair of CSU Complete College Georgia Council

Discussion Board Introduction

We want your suggestions! The CSU Complete College Georgia Council has set up this discussion site to garner thoughtful ideas from faculty, staff, students, and alumni about how Columbus State University can improve retention, progression, and graduation rates. To that end, the Council is looking for ideas about overcoming barriers, changing policies, improving processes, motivating stakeholders, and so on.

When you submit an idea, it will be sent to someone who will, prior to posting it, edit it for language, tone, conciseness, grammar, appropriateness, etc. Occasionally, the editor may contact the submitter for clarification. In rare instances—perhaps due to inappropriate wording, irrelevancy, redundancy, or liability issues—an idea may not be posted. The turnaround time from submission to posting is one week (maximum).

Only those with a CSU email address may enter this portal and submit ideas for improvement. When you submit an idea, your CSU email address, and hence your name, will be visible to the editor, but you will have a choice as to how the idea is credited when posted, whether by your name, your initials, or anonymously. In responding to your posted idea, visitors to the site will be able to “like” it by clicking ˄ (arrow points up like a thumbs up) and “dislike” it by clicking ˅ (arrow points down like a thumbs down).Written responses to an idea will also undergo the editing process prior to posting.

Please include only one idea per submission. Otherwise, it will be difficult for people to approve or disapprove what you submit. Remember also that these are suggestions for improvement, so keep wording positive whenever possible.

Every spring, the Council will review submissions and implement those with the most promise for improving RPG. (We are working on several ideas submitted last year!) We want to turn your ideas into actions, so please send us your suggestions!