Sterling College Creates Office of Student Success
Creating a unified effort to help students reach their goals, Sterling College announced the formation of the Office of Student Success. The mission of the office is to partner with campus administrators in providing stronger relationships with Sterling College students, and is “committed to planning, processing and developing retention efforts to create academic growth, promote achievement, and encourage students to utilize their talents, skills and abilities to pursue meaningful careers and service to God and others.”
“Students success is our number one goal here at Sterling; we want our young men and women to succeed academically, professionally and spiritually. We have had several programs for student success on campus for some time, and we are so excited about the cohesive effort this new Office will provide in furthering student achievement and preparing to reach their goals beyond graduation," said President Scott Rich.
The Office of Student Success will house both the Academic Support Center, led by Reggie Langford, and the Office of Career Services, led by Terry Ehresman. Many of the opportunities Sterling College students have access to will remain the same, including tutoring, academic guidance, major and career exploration, resume and cover letter assistance, preparation for job interviews and graduate school, and programs for first year students. Through the collaborative effort of the offices, however, they will be able to holistically approach issues students may be having in classes or residence life in a faster and more convenient approach for the students.
“Reggie and I work closely together on so many student-related projects that putting our roles together into one office just makes sense. We cover the main areas of academics, engagement, career planning and the first-year experience individually, but they are really a collaborative effort in helping students transition into higher education and beyond,” said Ehresman.
Langford, director of academic support and student engagement, will continue to office in Mabee Library. Ehresman’s office will move into the library this summer, creating a central location for the Office of Student Success.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.