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 will provide services for students enrolled in the School of Health Professions (SHP), School of Nursing (SON), Graduate School of Biomedical (GSBS), and the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH). As the Director of the SSC, I will work closely with faculty to help improve student success through comprehensive programming, I will maintain partnerships with various agencies and businesses, and I will help to develop programs that will support efforts to 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 is designed to build a deep and lasting bond between the students and the university. The center will strengthen the support network for on-campus, distance, and hybrid students to meet their short and long-term academic goals. The SSC will connect 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 such as virtual, in-person, and "after-hours" appointments to accommodate students' schedules.

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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Scientific Writing

Provides students with one-on-one writing tutoring services. Writing tutors are trained to facilitate academic, personal, professional, and creative writing across all disciplines.

Coming Soon

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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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The Student Success Center (SSC) is committed to providing direction and support for ALL students enrolled in the School of Health Professions (SHP), School of Nursing (SON), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), and the School Public and Population Health (SPPH). 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.

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