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The fall Student Success Launch and spring Student Success Summit are opportunities for the campus community to come together and discuss student success with an eye toward where we want to go and what we want to accomplish. 

The Student Success Launch is a chance to showcase the multiple places on campus where student success work happens and network with others who are doing similar work. The event regularly draws over 400 participants and is held at the start of every academic year in the fall. 

The Student Success Summit is an opportunity for the faculty, advisors and staff to connect at the end of the academic year on topics to support them their student success work over the summer and into the academic year.




The 2023 Student Success Summit, Building Bridges and Cultivating Compassion, was held at the Business College Complex (BCC) on Monday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Alexis Travis, Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellbeing, opened the summit. Dr Travis is a passionate leader with 10+ years of expertise in developing strategic collaborations, building coalitions, and creating innovative programs for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Travis was followed by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soumya Palreddy, co-founder of the Palreddy-Lowe Learning Lab. Dr. Palreddy is an anti-bias/anti-racism educator in progress, a licensed psychologist, and trainer.

Breakout sessions were led by campus partners and highlighted an overview of strategies, activities, and ideas they have implemented and/or plan to implement in alignment with the summit theme. 
Through collective wisdom and engagement between the presenters and attendees, the summit worked to build community, foster dialogue, and promote collaboration for the continued advancement of Student Success at MSU. 

2023 Student Success Summit Planning Team 

  • Kimberly Blair-Chambers
  • Chastity D. Gaither
  • Helena Gardner
  • Taylor Marino
  • Sadiq Mohammed
  • Jessica Oyoque-Barron
  • Kanchan Pavangadkar
  • Kristi Porrell
  • Jieron Robinson
  • Lance Sharp
  • Justin St. Charles
  • Kari Stone-Sewalish

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The 2023 Student Success Launch was held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. in the MSU Union Ballroom and via Zoom. 

The event highlighted the work that is going on across campus to close opportunity gaps while increasing student learning, persistence, and success. 

Watch recordings from the Launch: