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Student Success Council

Purpose Statement: The purpose of the Student Success Council (SSC), formally the Achieve the Dream Core Team, is to coordinate college-wide efforts to increase student completion at the College. 

Charter Sponsor:   Strategic Planning Council (SPC)     

Charter Contact: Randy VanWagoner, President


  1. Stephanie Reynolds, Tri-Chair
  2. Jill Heintz, Tri-Chair
  3. Maria Ramos, Tri-Chair
  4. Troy Little
  5. Lisa Cooley
  6. Dina Radeljas
  7. Jennifer DeWeerth
  8. Marie Miknavich
  9. Maryrose Eannace
  10. Jose Ocasio
  11. Ibrahim Rosic
  12. David Nackley
  13. Salina Billins
  14. Jim Daoreuang
  15. Jean Leandre
  16. Gina St. Croix
  17. Alex Haines-Stephan
  18. Alen Smajic
  19. Jim Myers
  20. Lew Kahler
  21. Joe Woodrow
  22. Randy VanWagoner


Participate in all Achieving the Dream activities offered by the NetworkParticipate
Coordinate analysis of student success data with the  Council for Initiative Analytics (CIA)Coordinate analysis
Work with SPC to coordinate and prioritize implementation strategies regarding student completion efforts.Coordinate & prioritize
Assist with communication of all student success efforts throughout the College.Communicate
Engage all campus employees in understanding how they contribute to the success of students.Engage employees
Continuously apprise the College of student success initiatives being undertaken, progress being made and challenges being encountered.Communicate


Make decisions; discuss personnel issues; discuss contractual issues


• Keep the College mission front and center
• Be creative and think big
• Have patience with yourself, with others, and the College as a whole
• Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue