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Student Success Council (SSC)


Columbia College is committed to supporting all students in developing and reaching their educational goals.  The Columbia College Student Success Council coordinates the College’s efforts to ensure equal educational opportunities and promote success among all students regardless of gender, race, disability, or economic status.  The SSC shall make recommendations regarding the development and implementation of Columbia College’s comprehensive plan for student success to College Council.  Student Success Council Bylaws (pdf)

Please visit  BoardDocs (website)  for the most up-to-date SCC dates, agendas and minutes. SSC Meeting Archives (website)

How to Make a Student Success Proposal

     How to Submit a Proposal to the Student Success Council (pdf)

    Student Success Proposal Form (pdf)

Council Process for Reviewing Proposals

   Student Success Council Proposal Review Process (pdf)

SSC Members 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

Name Title Stakeholder Group Contact Info Years to Serve Years Remaining
Melissa Raby Vice President of Student Services Chair Ongoing Ongoing
Michael Igoe Dean of Student Services LTAC Ongoing Ongoing

Courtney Sutton

Director of Outreach & Retention LTAC



Lesley Michtavy

Director of Admissions & Records and Veteran Benefits LTAC



Stephanie Beaver-Guzman

Counselor - Special Programs Faculty /  Tri-Chair



Matt Fox Counselor Faculty 2 1
Lindsay Laney AAC Coordinator Faculty 2 1
Kim Robinson Instructor - Sociology/Psychology Faculty 2 1
Candice Hann Program Technician CSEA Rep 2 1
Vacant   CSEA Rep   2 2
Matt Connot Research Analyst Classified Senate /   Tri-Chair 2 1
Teicia Downing Program Specialist Classified Senate 2 2
Luke Kear ASCC Representative  Student 1 1
  ASCC Representative  Student   1 1


Student Success and Equity Research

Evidence Based Decision Making

SSC considers the results of local, regional, and national research when developing a comprehensive plan that addresses a number of Student Success Initiatives.


Columbia College Office of Research and Planning

Columbia College Research Briefs

Columbia College Student Services Student Learning Outcomes

California Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) Datamart

California Community College Chancellors office (CCCCO) Scorecard

Community College Research Center (CRCC)

Research and Planning (RP) Group

California Community Colleges' Success Network (3CSN)

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