MSUToday
Published: Oct. 25, 2016

New team to lead undergrad student success efforts

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The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education has appointed a new team to lead and accelerate undergraduate student success initiatives.

Members of the team are Luke Schultheis, new assistant dean for student success initiatives and director of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative; Amy Martin, new assistant dean for student success operations; and Deb Dotterer, new assistant dean for university advising.

“This team will help increase cooperation and collaboration between the numerous people across campus engaged in undergraduate education and student support,” said Sekhar Chivukula, associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of undergraduate studies. “The team will continue improving success metrics for all students and closing the opportunity gaps that exist between first-generation students, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and those from underrepresented groups.”

In his role, Schultheis leads an interdisciplinary team focused on academic, personal and social success for undergraduate students.

Martin oversees strategic planning, assessment, analytics and related issues to support and coordinate student success operations campus-wide.

Dotterer works to foster an inclusive, student-centered approach to all MSU-advising activities as part of the universitywide student success planning process.

Both Schultheis and Martin are active in the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities, including MSU, with a goal of improving outcomes for all students regardless of background.