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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Student Success and Assessment Initiatives is to build a culture of assessment across the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). By providing training and consultation, for each department within the Division, SSAI will support data-based decision-making continuously improve programs and services that enhance student learning and development.

Contact Us

Jay Alt
Senior Director, Student Success and Assessment Initiatives
Division of Student Affairs
(914) 674-7349
jalt@mercy.edu

Bogdana S. Vladescu
Director, Student Success and Assessment Initiatives
Division of Student Affairs
(914) 674-7697
bvladescu@mercy.edu

Kristin Ackerman
Assistant Director, Student Success and Assessment Initiatives
Division of Student Affairs
(914) 674-7163
kackerman3@mercy.edu

Student Success and Assessment Goals

Our unit goals are to:

  • Promote an understanding of assessment in student affairs across the DSA and the College community
  • Support and coach staff within the DSA to create assessment plans that include student learning outcomes for their departments
  • Advocate for data-based decision-making and continuous improvement to programs and services to enhance student learning
  • Manage various student success initiatives and explore new best practices in student success