Student Success and Persistence Team

Purpose Statement

The Student Success and Persistence Team (SSPT) engages faculty, staff, and students in advancing the University of Dayton’s mission, systems, and practices to support student success, shaped by our Catholic and Marianist foundation.

Student success is conceptualized through the following dimensions:

  1. Academic Engagement
  2. Personal Development and Spiritual Formation
  3. Community Engagement
  4. Intercultural Engagement and Learning

The SSPT collaborates with campus partners to identify, implement, assess, and improve strategies incorporating holistic and innovative approaches to our students’ success.

Student Success and Persistence Team

2017-18 Student Success and Persistence Team


Amy Anderson, Associate Provost, Global and Intercultural Affairs

Mary Lou Andrews, Assistant Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences

Deb Bickford, Associate Provost (Co-Chair)

Jennifer Creech, Registrar

Daria Graham, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Becki Lawhorn, Director Retention Research and Analytics (Co-Chair)

Catherine Mix, Assistant Vice President; Director, Financial Aid

Danielle Poe, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Scott Segalewitz, Associate Dean, School of Engineering

Susan Sexton, Director of Institutional Research

Randy Sparks, Associate Dean, School of Business

Cari Wallace, AVP for Student Development

Kathy Webb, Dean, University Libraries

Aaron Witherspoon, Assistant Dean for Student Success, College of Arts & Sciences


Communication Sub-Team

Patty Alvarez

Bill Fischer

Linda Hartley

Catherine Mix

Kathy Webb

Data Collection and Analysis Sub-Team

Amy Anderson

Mark Austria

Beth Harrison

Justin Keen (Co-Chair)

Becki Lawhorn (Co-Chair)

Susan Sexton

Aaron Witherspoon

Faculty and Staff Engagement Sub-Team

Deb Bickford

Susan Brown

Beth Harrison

Michelle Pautz

David Wright

Student Success Network Steering Committee

Mary Lou Andrews

Beth Harrison

Amy Krug

Beth Lantz

Becki Lawhorn

Scott Segalewitz

Sue Tranium