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UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Sarah Feldner John Su

Building a Culture for Student Success

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Presenters: Dr. Sarah Feldner, Dean, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication; Dr. John Su, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Student Success

Learn how Marquette is re-envisioning student success across campus through a holistic approach that provides wrap-around support services in a central hub — The Lemonis Center for Student Success. The Lemonis Center will build on Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit tradition by helping students engage in thoughtful discernment that is infused in Ignatian education, emphasizing a deep sense of connection and meaningful engagement. Through the center and beyond, our student success initiative will connect students with a network of advisers, mentors and resources from the moment they step on campus until they graduate. In addition, the center will employ innovative technology and groundbreaking research to support students as they develop the skills and resilience to overcome challenges and foster a sense of belonging. Marquette’s student success initiative will help improve retention and graduation rates as well as enrich and expand student opportunities — a primary objective in the university’s Time to Rise fundraising campaign.

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Dr. Sarah Feldner is the dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. A professor of communication studies, she previously served as associate dean for graduate studies and research in the college.

Feldner also served as the director of the Marquette Core Curriculum until 2018. Previously, she worked on the Core of Common Studies Review Committee for six years and helped lead the Core Revision Facilitation Group. Additionally, Feldner chaired the University Board of Undergraduate Studies, has worked closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and participated in several faculty programs with the Office of Mission and Ministry.

She has been recognized for her commitment to teaching, winning the Raynor Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012 and the Diederich College of Communication Dean’s Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004.

Feldner, whose research focuses on corporate communication, organizational communication, mission, and identity, earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in communication from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in speech communication from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in organizational communication from Purdue University.

Dr. John J. Su is vice provost for academic affairs and student success. Su previously served as director of the University Core of Common Studies and interim chair of the Department of English. As a scholar of global Anglophone literatures, he has authored two books and more than 20 articles and reviews.

In 2014, Su received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

 



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