About the Institute for Student Success
The Institute for Student Success (ISS), through mentoring, training, teaching, leadership, and community building, is the focus point for success in the undergraduate experience. ISS provides one-on-one holistic support, strengthens student readiness, increases access to higher education and research opportunities, and promotes the recruitment, transition, retention, and graduation of University of Connecticut students.
Dr. Maria D. Martinez
Assistant Vice Provost
Institute for Student Success
Dr. Maria D. Martinez was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Higher Education Professional by the Neag School of Education Alumni Board at the 19th Annual Awards Celebration held at the University of Connecticut. Currently Dr. Martinez provides administrative oversight for the ISS, its programs, personnel, and budget.
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- Learning Communities Partner with Nerac for XcellR8 EventsOn November 7, UConn First Year Programs & Learning Communities welcomed Nerac’s “XcellR8” members to their first collaborative meeting in the NextGen Forum. XcellR8 events are designed to allow an innovate entrepreneur the opportunity to pitch their idea or start-up company to an audience and receive feedback, ideas and recommendations from them. Kevin Bouley, Nerac’s President […]Posted on January 1, 2018
- UConn’s CAP Celebrates 50 years!This year, we celebrated CAP’s 50th Anniversary. On October 28, 2017, over 250 people were in attendance, including program alumni, current and former staff, and visiting dignitaries such as State Senator Mae Flexer and the President of the Council for Opportunity in Education, Maureen Hoyler. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Francisco Borges, an […]Posted on January 1, 2018
- National Peer Mentoring Symposium PresentationIn October, First Year Programs, Learning Communities and the Academic Achievement Center, presented at the National Peer Mentoring symposium on the collaborative peer mentoring efforts of their units. The national symposium is held annually at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Leo Lachut, Director of Academic Support, along with undergrads Abbie Lester ’18, Jimmy Huynh ’18, and […]Posted on January 1, 2018