The Undergraduate Student Success Initiative is led by a steering committee, which oversees a highly collaborative, evidence-based exploration of programs, interventions, services and resources necessary to improve retention and graduation of all learners at OSU.

The Steering Committee's Work

Improving student success at OSU must be a shared enterprise across the entire university and will require policy changes, enhanced practices and continued financial investments in order to impact change and advance student success. 

The Undergraduate SSI Steering Committee (USSI-SC) is charged with developing and overseeing the implementation of a comprehensive university-wide plan to advance OSU’s undergraduate student success goals. The committee provides reports periodically to the Provost on the plan’s implementation. The USSI Steering Committee’s full charge can be found here.

The Undergraduate Student Success Initiative is a university-wide effort that engages all stakeholders in any proposed action or initiative. The steering committee is engaging with central administrative units, colleges, and the OSU Foundation via information gathering and the formation of special workgroups. If you have an interest in being a part of this work, contact the committee co-chairs, Alix Gitelman, and Roy Haggerty, or committee support, Kim McQueen

Steering Committee Members:

Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Co-Chair & ex-officio
Roy Haggerty, Dean, College of Science, Co-Chair
Charlene Alexander, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Andrea Ballinger, Vice Provost for Information and Technology
Jon Boeckenstedt, Vice Provost, Enrollment Management
Kylie Boenisch, ASOSU Vice President
JoAnne Bunnage, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Programs and Accreditation, Curricular Excellence Subcommittee Co-Chair
Mina Carson, President, OSU Faculty Senate
Anne-Marie Deitering, Associate University Librarian, Learning Services
Penny Diebel, Assistant Dean for Academic and International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty-Student Interactions Subcommittee Co-Chair
Toni Doolen, Dean of Education and Honors College, Financial Aid and Scholarships Subcommittee Co-Chair
Jessica Dupont, Executive Director, Marketing Development and Student Experience, Ecampus
Vicki Ebbeck, Associate Dean for Student Success, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Transition Experience Subcommittee Co-Chair
John Edwards, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Curricular Excellence Subcommittee Co-Chair
Julie Gess-Newsome, Dean of Academic Affairs, OSU-Cascades
Brenna Gomez, University Innovation Alliance Fellow
Rachel Josephson, ASOSU President
Dan Larson, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, ex-officio
Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Experiential and Research-based Learning Co-Chair
Rebecca Mathern, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and University Registrar, Faculty-Student Interactions Subcommittee Co-Chair
Prem Mathew, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Development, College of Business
Jesse Nelson, Associate Provost for Student Affairs, Academic Achievement, Transition Experience Subcommittee Co-Chair
Keith Raab, Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid and Scholarships Subcommittee Co-Chair
Randy Rosenberger, Associate Dean for Student Success, College of Forestry, Experiential and Research-based Learning Co-Chair
Kristin Watkins, Associate Vice President of Development, OSU Foundation