UNC Awarded for Innovations in Student Success

The University of Northern Colorado has been recognized for sharing its innovative student success efforts that have resulted in an increase in undergraduate retention.

UNC received the Education Advisory Board's (EAB) Collaborative Citizenship Award for sharing methods that have helped increase undergraduate persistence in part by using EAB's student success analytics and workflow platform, SSC Campus, for advising.

The decision to award UNC was unanimous "given UNC's generosity of spirit, contribution of numerous best practices and creative ideas to the cohort services team." The EAB added "while there are many members who have demonstrated strong qualities, we could not think of a more fitting winner for this award."

The award was presented to Stephanie Torrez and Ann Bentz at the Student Success Collaborative's Annual Summit, CONNECTED, a two-day gathering of more than 400 of the country's most progressive leaders to explore innovative solutions and build on practices that can help more students succeed.

The award includes a $1,500 scholarship donation to UNC. In addition to the award, UNC was included in a video featuring academic leaders talking about how their institutions partner with SSC to improve advising, scale student support, and impact student outcomes.