Student Success Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides a safe and supportive learning environment for students in one location, our “one-stop-shop.” We offer the following student services: Tutoring, Mentoring, ADA Accommodations, Financial Aid Services, Student Account Services, Scholarship Services, Emergency Aid Program, Financial Literacy Program, Internship Services, Job Search, Work-Study, College Placement Testing, Early Alert Services, Achievement Coach Services, and we sponsor the Alpha Chi National Honor Society chapter.

We host a weekly Talking Circle and dinner where students come together to share thoughts and feelings about their week in a safe, healing and confidential environment.

The purpose of the Student Success Center is to support student learning and success. It is a place where students can rest, study, and seek assistance from the Student Success Center’s staff. The Student Success Center includes comfortable living room couches and chairs, a kitchen, and a table where students can share a meal or study. It also houses the Learning Lab (Tutoring Center), which provides professional tutoring at no cost to the students.

Mission

The mission of the Student Success Center (SSC) is to provide a welcoming place and provide services to support the whole student (intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical).

Guiding Statement

The SSC is dedicated to providing a nourishing place for the services that strengthen our students’ ability to flourish and succeed.

Philosophy

We believe learners thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. We are committed to creating and sustaining an intentional space that fosters community and provides networks of academic and personal support.

Goals

  • To provide the tools and knowledge students need to succeed.
  • To serve as a model for other colleges in how to use evidence-based practices to retain and support the whole student.
  • To lead IAIA’s student retention effort.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Utilize and sustain an intentional space that is safe and supportive.
  • Develop a network of support within the SSC and across campus.
  • Apply tools and techniques acquired in SSC programs in appropriate academic and personal contexts.

Services

IAIA Student Shell Toledo enjoying the best part of her day during finals week—Blue Corn Mornings!

IAIA Student Shell Toledo enjoying the best part of her day during finals week—Blue Corn Mornings!

  • Orientation (Support for students’ transition to college)
  • Learning Lab
  • College Placement Testing
  • Mentoring
  • Student Accounts
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Services
  • Dual Credit
  • Early Alerts/Excessive Absences Alerts (Intervention for at-risk students each semester)
  • Disability Services
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Emergency Aid Program
  • Internship Program
  • A comfortable, safe physical space that provides a cozy kitchen/living room environment
  • Support for students at midterm and finals
Nena Martinez Anaya

Nena Martinez Anaya

 

Chief Enrollment and Retention Officer
Admissions and Recruitment
P (505) 424-2331
E nanaya@iaia.edu

Leah Boss

Leah Boss

(Laguna/Hopi/Akimel O’Odham)

Scholarship and Financial Aid Advisor
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5737
E lboss@iaia.edu

Jeminie Shell

Jeminie Shell

 

Retention Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5707
E jshell@iaia.edu

Esteban Moreno

Esteban Moreno

 

Student Accounts Coordinator
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5732
E esteban.moreno@iaia.edu

Karen Gomez

Karen Gomez

(Laguna Pueblo)

Internship and Career Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-2319
E karen.gomez@iaia.edu

Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker

 

Financial Aid Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5724
E scott.whitaker@iaia.edu

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

(Diné/Native Hawaiian)

Retention Specialist
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-2328
E heidi.brandow@iaia.edu

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