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Center for Student Success

Welcome from the Assistant Dean of Student Success

Welcome to the Center for Student Success. As you explore our website, you will discover a wonderful array of exciting and supportive programs. As the Assistant Dean of Student Success, I have the privilege and honor to work with an amazing group of faculty, staff, and students as we collectively strive to support and enhance your success as a student.

The Center for Student Success, as our department name indicates, is dedicated to your academic success and development. Recognizing that academic success starts in the classroom, we work hard to create programs and services that foster your ability to be a well-rounded Ichabod.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides peer-led tutoring and coaching services allowing you to develop requisite academic, goal-setting, and time management skills in a personalized manner. Additionally, I invite you to take advantage of the numerous skills-based workshops and seminars offered through the ASC.

Our First-Year Experience (FYE) program affords you the opportunity to be intellectually engaged in one of our FYE courses, to learn hands-on study skills through workshops, to develop research skills though the assistance of our teaching librarians, to understand and appreciate Washburn’s storied history and what it means to be an Ichabod, and to participate in WU traditions, such as New Student Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, and Convocation. 

Whether you are a new or continuing student, we recognize the importance of making sure you are in the right classes based on your academic preparation and interests. To assist you, our Academic Testing and Placement Office will help you assess which courses fit your ability. Then, our team of experienced, caring, and knowledgeable academic advisors in the Academic Advising office will help identify your interests and assist in proper course selection.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Center for Student Success, I invite you to stop by my office in Mabee Library.

Go Bods!
John A. Dahlstrand, PhD
Assistant Dean of Student Success

John Dahlstrand, Asst. Dean, Student Success
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