LSU recently approved the formation of LSU Student Success, a department within the
Division of Student Affairs consolidating both the Center for Academic Success (CAS)
and First Year Experience (FYE), effective immediately.
“Student Success will lead retention-focused initiatives to empower our students with
resources and services supporting timely graduation and lifelong success,” said Kurt
Keppler, vice president of student affairs. “This unit will foster greater collaboration
among academic colleges and student services supporting the success of our students.”
Melissa Brocato, director of CAS with more than 20 years of leadership in the area
of student success nationally and at LSU, has been named assistant vice president
for Student Success. The department is headquartered in Coates Hall, with a satellite
office in Johnston Hall, and tutorial center in Middleton Library.
“This redesigned unit will allow the university to strategically streamline resources
and programming dedicated to increasing the retention, graduation, and overall success
of students,” said Keppler.
LSU Student Success will provide students, staff and faculty with meaningful resources
for student success in line with the university’s mission and strategic plan.