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Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success supports Newberry College students throughout their educational journey by providing a variety of academic support services. Our academic specialists offer a personalized, one-on-one approach to assist students with the self-management skills they need to be successful in the classroom. The Center works collaboratively across academic and administrative departments, monitoring success indicators, such as class attendance, personal behavior and academic performance, all with an eye toward helping students achieve their academic goals and persist to graduation.


The CSS is a one-stop student support center that provides:  

  • Academic Coaching and Mentoring 

  • Academic Advising  

  • Academic Engagement Programs & Services  

  • Learner Support (for students with disabilities & educational accommodations) 

  • Career Exploration & Preparation 

  • Early Alert & Academic Recovery 


Hours of Operation

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alternate times may be arranged by appointment.



Wessels Library

The Center for Student Success is in the library's main floor, adjacent to the commons area. 


Our Team

Dr. Sandy Scherrens

Associate Dean for Student Success and Persistence



Dr. John Lesaine

Assistant Dean for Student Success and Persistence

Associate Professor of Sport Professions 

Campus Site Coordinator - Call Me MiSTER Program 



Barbara Joyner

Assistant Dean for Student Success and Persistence

Director of the Center for Student Success.

Director of Early Alert & Student Intervention

International Student Support

Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) - U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security



Greely Saddler

Student Success Specialist




Director of Career Services



Carrie Montgomery

Assistant Director of Center for Student Success

Coordinator for Disability Services & Academic Accommodations


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