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Student Success Center

NEW Student Success Center

The mission of the Student Success Center is to support all Newman University students on their academic journey.

The Student Success Center is a central campus meeting place that offers academic recovery support, accommodations for students with disabilities, testing and tutoring services, and F-1 international student support. Sacred Grounds Cafe is located here and is open when Mabee Dining Hall is closed during the day. The Student Success Center provides career guidance via mock interviews, career exploration, co-op and internship support, and more. We assist international students, offer peer tutoring, and help students navigate Credit for Prior Learning. We understand that each student’s journey to success is unique. It is our goal to see all Newman students academically thrive. Stop by the Student Success Center to learn more!

Contact the Student Success Center by phone at 316-942-4291 extension 2318, by email at [email protected], or by visiting the Student Success Center on the first floor of Dugan Library.

Credit for Prior Learning 

Credit for Prior Learning is a program created to provide recognition for the knowledge gained through work and/or life experience that is equivalent to the knowledge gained by taking a specific college course. Contact Newman's Student Support Specialist and review the CPL Handbook to see if CPL is right for you.

Student Success Center Staff

The student front desk worker will direct you to the appropriate office for an in-person meeting with SSC staff! Our new offices are not currently numbered.


  • Director of Career Services, Sarah Rupp, [email protected], 316-942-4291 ext. 2824
  • Student Support Specialist & PDSO, Madeline Vardell, [email protected], 316-942-4291 ext. 2234
  • Mental Health Project Coordinator, Anna Waggoner, [email protected], 316-942-4291 ext. 2235
  • Academic Intervention Specialist, Lawna Kurtyka, [email protected], 316-942-4291 ext. 2319