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Student Success Team

Student Success Team

Office of the Provost > Student Success Team

As Vice Provost for Student Success, I oversee four units on campus, all committed to providing a transformative experience for our students.

Mission: The mission of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is to provide academic guidance through peer-to-peer support, enhanced learning skills, and an atmosphere conducive to the learning process. The ASC provides free services such as individual or group tutoring, Course Assistance, Supplemental Instruction, and meta-cognition/study strategy workshops.

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Cristina Caputo
Director, Academic Success Center (ASC)

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Rikki Gaddy
Program Coordinator, ASC


Pam Ball
Interim Course Assistant Coordinator

Mission: The Nepantla Program is a competitive four-year commitment dedicated to empower first-generation college students through mentorship, academic skills, access to resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery.

Leilani Carreno

Leilani Carreño
Director, Nepantla Program

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New Coordinator

Mission: To provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

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LaKiasha Holingsworth
Director, TRiO-SSS Program

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Andreana Franco
Program Coordinator, TRiO-SSS

Mission: The Writing Center provides walk-in consultations with current NSC students trained in writing pedagogy. We provide one-to-one support for writing in any class, at any stage in the process. From brainstorming an assignment, to making effective choices in expression, to incorporating feedback for revisions, Writing Specialists partner with students in many areas to improve their writing.

Head shot Assistant Director of the Writing Center Rachel Herzl-Betz

Dr. Rachel Herzl-Betz
Interim Writing Center Director

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Jollina Simpson
Interim Writing Center Coordinator

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