Student Success Center - Success isn't an accident. It's a result


Message from the Director

The Student Success Center (SSC) is a unique, centralized shared resource that provides services for students in the School of Health Professions (SHP) and School of Nursing (SON). As the Director of the SSC, I work closely with faculty to help improve student success through comprehensive programming, maintaining partnerships with various agencies and businesses, and create programs to support efforts that increase student retention and develop ways that allow students to learn beyond the classroom.

J. Shayne Washington, EdD
Director of the Student Success Center

About Us

The Schools of Health Professions and Nursing collaborated to develop, implement, and fund a Student Success Center model. The SSC builds a deep and lasting bond between the students and the university. The center strengthens the support network for on-campus, distance, and hybrid students to meet their short and long-term academic goals. The SSC connects students to campus and community resources and services to help overcome barriers that interfere with academic success.The Student Success Center (SSC) offers academic support services for students virtually, in-person, and "after-hours" to accommodate students' schedules.

The Student Success Center (SSC) offers academic support services for students such as virtual, in-person, and "after-hours" appointments to accommodate students' schedules.

Early Academic Alert Referral Systems (EAARS)

As we strive to help all our students excel in their academic goals, SSC has made an Early Academic Alert Referral Systems (EAARS) form. Faculty and staff can use the form to refer at-risk students directly to us so that students can get the resources they need to succeed in their academic journey before they find themselves on probation.

Download and Complete EAARS Form

Submit the EAARS form to A Student Success Center staff will follow up with you and give the necessary support that you need.

SSC Services

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Specialized Advising/Counseling

Meet one-on-one virtually or in-person with a Professional Academic Coach who can help you study smarter, manage your time more efficiently, set goals, and prepare for tests.

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Writing Success Resources

Refresh and improve your academic writing skills. Students will learn essential composition concepts through video lessons, interactive quizzes, and short written assignments.

Email and include your name and program to be added to our course.

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Academic Success Workshops

Learn the strategies that the most successful students use. Workshops are interactive, engaging events that connect you directly to your experiences in the classroom and across campus.

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To request/schedule an advising session

Schedule An Appointment


The Student Success Center (SSC) is committed to providing direction and support for students in the School of Health Professions (SHP) and School of Nursing (SON). The SSC will assist students in reaching their goals and enduring the quality of student life and learning. The SSC will focus on the combined efforts of academic support, non-academic advising, and retention.


To foster an inclusive, welcoming environment to empower students to transition to UTMB successfully and as health care professionals.

Contact Us

Student Success Center
P: 409-266-1800
O: SHP/SON Building, 1st Floor - Suite 1.8

Site managed by the School of Health Professions • Last Updated: 01-SEP-2023