Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Staff Listing

 

Susan Liebau

Susan Liebau

  • Director, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Specialties

  • Directs, organizes, and manages all events programs, operations, and functions of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
  • Oversees and reviews the development of first-year academic standards and initiatives including midterm outreach, academic progress, and probation initiatives
  • Provides assistance to first-year students and their parents on an individual basis
  • Serves as Student Affairs Assessment Committee chair
Dayna Browning

Dayna Browning

  • Learning Specialist, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
  • Case Manager, Counseling Services

Specialties

  •  Provides support for disability services and Counseling Services
  • Supports students with mental health, study strategies, time management, communication skills, and connects students with on and off campus resources
  • Helps students develop appropriate self-advocacy skills
Angela Hoffman

Angela Hoffman

  • Assistant Director, Orientation Programs

Specialties

  • Develops and implements Orientation for new students including first-year, transfer, dual-enrolled, student-athlete, and midyear entry students, as well as parents, family members, and guardians
  • Oversees the development and coordination of selection and training for all Orientation student staff
  • Supervises the Orientation Executive Staff and the Orientation Team Leaders
Sylvia Matthews

Sylvia Matthews

  • Academic Advisor, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Specialties

  • Advisor for Exploring Majors
  • Teaches SA 1000 - Sciences and Arts Exploration
  • Office Hours: Monday: 10AM-12PM, Tuesday: 1PM-3PM, Thursday: 2PM-4PM

Christy Oslund, PhD

  • Coordinator of Student Disability Services

Specialties

  • Conducts all intake meetings for students with disabilities where accommodations are decided on.
  • Teaches a specialized section of ExSEL (PLUS) for students who struggle with transitions and anxiety.
  • Coordinates student participation in the Career PLUS program.
  • Provides academic support to students; meets with families; supports faculty who have accommodation questions. 
Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson

  • Administrative Aide

Specialties

  • Provides administrative support for the director and Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success staff
  • Assists in the coordination of specialized Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success events, such as Orientation and Family Weekend
  • Organizes and initiates first-year student midterm grade and probation outreach.
Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson

  • Assistant Director, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Specialties

  • Responsible for Parent and Family initiatives, programs, communication, and services
  • Provides support and outreach to transfer students, commuter students, and other special student populations
  • Coordinates the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success mentoring programs
  • Coordinates UN 1000 and UN 1010 courses
Jeanne Watts

Jeanne Watts

  • Academic Success Coordinator

Specialties

  • Coordinates day-to-day management of all aspects of the ExSEL program
  • Instructs UN1000 and UN1011 success skills courses
  • Provides outreach to various student populations