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Student Success Center

Student Success Center network member logoThe Washington Student Success Center assists our community and technical college system to create a coherent, statewide framework to align and integrate various student success initiatives, grounded in developing student-centered colleges, clear educational pathways and broad-scale reform.

Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges have access to shared resources and professional development opportunities — to learn from and build on outstanding work at their neighboring and peer institutions, and support to scale effective practices statewide.

The Washington Student Success Center’s three priorities are: 

  1. Increasing completion rates of all students.
  2. Closing the equity gap for underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students.
  3. Offering professional development opportunities to colleges to do this work, as well as build greater capacity for systemic change leadership.


Kristi Wellington-Baker
Student Success Center Director

Christy Lowder (temp)
Administrative Assistant, Student Services

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Guided Pathways is an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success based on intentionally designed, clear, coherent and structured educational experiences, informed by available evidence, that guides each student effectively and efficiently from point of entry through attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and careers with labor market value.

Visit the Guided Pathways website.

An online resource center with topics focused on guided pathways, student success, equity and change leadership, including:

  • National and state research
  • Presentation materials
  • Related organizations
  • Educational advocacy and access organizations

Visit the Resource Center for Student Success and Guided Pathways.



Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 4, 2019 Baccalaureate Institutions / Guided Pathways
  • Mar. 8, 2019 Guided Pathways Basic Education and Developmental Education Integration Summit - Seattle
  • Apr. 11, 2019 Guided Pathways Student Success Institute - Spokane
  • May 1-3, 2019 Assessment, Teaching and Learning Conference - Spokane
  • Summer 2019 Transfer Institute 2.0 College Spark Cohort Retreat (College Spark Cohort Colleges only) Date TBD

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