The Director of Student Development, Advising, and Student Success is an integral member of the Enrollment Planning, Student Development, and Student Success team. The Director provides leadership in the design, implementation, and assessment of comprehensive programs and services to support student progression through the SXU curriculum and engagement by intentional curricular and co-curricular experiences that prepare graduates for employment and graduate study. The director leads a team delivering high quality academic advising and career development services that reflect the institutional mission, vision, and strategic direction of student support, high impact practices, retention and graduation.
•Provide leadership, vision, management, and implementation of coordinated academic coaching, including academic counseling, career exploration, graduate school advising, and employment resources, information, and referral.
•Serve as the institutional lead in identifying, translating, and applying best practices in academic and career advising to promote student success, retention, and completion. Develop an integrated approach to major and career exploration and selection.
•Collaborate with deans, program directors, and department chairs to implement a new framework for integrated academic and career advising, develop strong referral practices, and promote dissemination of information and advising practices.
•Manage and assess current interventions and programs for at-risk students, including pre-college programs, academic recovery initiatives, and academic alert processes. Develop follow-up and communications using a triage approach.
•Coordinate follow-up with faculty advisors. Oversee all activities to serve the career development needs of alumni and leverage alumni and employer networks to maximize internship and mentorship opportunities for current students.
Saint Xavier University was founded in Chicago by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, holding the distinctions of being Chicago's first Catholic university as well as the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. Initially serving as a higher education institution for women and the poor, today the four-year, private Catholic institution serves a diverse population of men and women who seek a Mercy education that prepares them to become successful, productive and compassionate members of society.
Maureen Wogan, VP for Enrollment Management, Student Development, and Student Success