Student Success Steering Committee

The Student Success Steering Committee (SSSC) embodies the culture of commitment to student success initiatives UC Santa Cruz strives for. The membership of this committee reflects our belief that institutional change can occur only when campus principal officers provide leadership and all crucial campus constituencies are part of the decision-making process. As such, the SSSC membership represents all of the campus leadership and constituencies concerned with student success (see below for a current list of members). Many of the student success initiatives have arisen from or been championed by the SSSC.

Student Success Steering Committee:

Brian Arao College Administrative Officer, Oakes and Rachel Carson Colleges
Greg Careaga Head of Assessment and Planning, and Head of the Undergraduate Experience Team, University Library
Gary Dunn Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Ólöf Einarsdóttir Chair, Academic Senate, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Julian Fernald Director, Institutional Research, Assessment and Policy Studies (IRAPS)
Samara Foster Managing Director, Student Success Evaluation & Research Center (SSERC)
Jody Greene Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Literature and Feminist Studies
Stacey Gustafson Associate Registrar, Systems and Development
Charis Herzon Interim Director, Learning Support Services
Richard Hughey Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Galen Jarvinen Special Assistant, Chancellor’s Office
Mary Knudtson Executive Director, Student Health Center
Regina Langhout Provost, Oakes College and Professor of Psychology
Jessica Lawrence Academic Management Professionals and Department Manager, Sociology 
Rebecca London Professor, Sociology, and Faculty Director, Student Success Evaluation and Research Center
Matthew McCarthy Faculty Senate Committee on Teaching and Professor, Physical & Biological Sciences, Ocean Sciences Department
Betty O’Donnell Biological Sciences Advisor
Jaye Padgett (Committee Chair) Interim Vice Provost, Division of Student Success and Professor of Linguistics
Pablo Reguerin Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Student Success and Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Program
Tonya Ritola Faculty Senate Committee on Educational Policy and Teaching Professor, Writing Program
Lucy Rojas Interim Dean of Students, Campus Life
Tchad Sanger University Registrar
Barbara Silverthorne Director, Career Center
Stacey Sketo-Rosener Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Advising
Keri Toma International Programs Coordinator, International Student & Scholar Services, Global Engagement
Beth Thompson Lead Preceptor, Merrill College
Michelle Whittingham Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Jessica Xu Vice President of Academic Affairs, Student Union Assembly