More student service units move to Hixson-Lied

Effective Sept. 1, the Academic Success Center (ASC) acquired all services previously offered in the Writing and Media Center (WMC). ASC student services and resources will remain the same, adding consultations and support for oral, written and visual communication. The merged unit is in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center, and an updated website is being developed to help students navigate the changes.

Over the summer, the ASC and WMC director roles became vacant, which allowed Dean of Students office leaders to complete strategic visioning for those units. Adriana Gonzalez-Elliott, formerly the director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS), was named director of the Academic Success Center. All staff were retained and will be part of continued strategic planning necessary to offer top-notch, innovative support services to students.

SAS also moved this summer, from the Student Services Building to the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center, on the same floor as the Exam Accommodations Center. This places all SAS services in the same location. Jamie Niman, assistant director of SAS, was named director.

"The Dean of Students office leadership is excited about the opportunities ahead that will advance student success through more comprehensive student support services," said Sharron Evans, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. "This collaborative framework will increase and enhance learning spaces provided within the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center."