West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the university’s new Student Success Center located on the third floor of the Vining Library. The center will coordinate all first-year advising, academic peer tutoring, and workshops covering topics such as study skills and time management.
WVU Tech faculty, staff and students from across campus gathered with Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) officials to celebrate the new center. Student leaders participated in a ribbon cutting to commemorate the event.
The center is one of WVU Tech’s newest initiatives to fulfill CEO Carolyn Long’s mission to Recruit. Retain. Rebuild. “Our number one priority is student success,” said Long. “They are the present and future of Tech.”
The center includes a computer lab, study rooms, a multipurpose conference room and office space for the director and academic advisors. The computer lab includes computers and specialized software, as well as laptop computers for student use in the library. The project, totaling more than $400,000, was funded by the West Virginia Legislature upon approval by the HEPC last May.
“The center is a comfortable place for students to gather, learn and access the resources they need to succeed. Academic advising and support services improve our students’ transition to college and offer them the tools they need to reach their personal and academic goals,” explained Kelly Hudgins, Director of Student Success Programs.
The center’s hours will be 8 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 4 p.m. 9 p.m. on Sunday.