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Welcome to the Division of Student Academic Success!

The Assistant Vice President for Student Academic Success leads the division of Student Academic Success and is the university lead responsible for establishing the campus-wide strategic direction for student support activities. The AVP for Student Academic Success is responsible for directing, coordinating and organizing student success efforts at the University of Northern Colorado, regardless of locus of authority, location or unit housing such efforts. 

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Stephanie Torrez

Assistant Vice President, Student Academic Success


Incoming students and Orientation Leader

New Student Orientation

Designed to support the transition of new incoming first-year, transfer, and nontraditional students.

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Provides proactive coaching to students in the Bears First program and individualized academic advising to exploring students.

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Tutoring services


Provides free peer-led tutoring services and academic skills sessions to UNC students enrolled in undergraduate-level courses.

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Center for Human Enrichment

Then Center for Human Enrichment (CHE) is a TRiO funded program that offers academic and personal support to 200 identified and selected first-generation and limited income students at UNC.

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Academic Bridge

Provides advising and academic coaching for target populations (Denver Scholarship Foundation Scholars, Independent, and First Generation students). 

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Student-Athlete Academic Success

Monitors and assists in the academic activities of all student athletes in partnership with key academic offices and programs across campus.

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Student Success Collaborative

The Student Success Collaborative (SSC) is a web-based tool from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to help coordinate, target, and report on advising and other student services on the UNC campus.  Coordinated and targeted approaches to supporting students are key for retaining and graduating students, thus increasing student success. 

As a member of the Student Success Collaborative, UNC gets much more than just a technology platform. EAB provides resources to help UNC better utilize SSC, explore research and insights related to student success, and connect with fellow members of the Collaborative.

EAB members use the Student Success Collaborative combination of analytics, interaction and workflow technology, and consulting to support, retain and graduate students.