The Center for Student Success strives to enhance academic progress and student engagement at NJCU. While focusing on academic success and retention, CSS aims to help students accomplish their goals through collaborative efforts with various departments on campus.
The following offices are here to support your student success:
Sarah Vandermark. Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Student Success
As the Assistant Provost, Dr. Sarah Vandermark is responsible for creating, redesigning, and developing university wide student success initiatives, including a data-informed holistic advisement model. Prior to her time at NJCU, Dr. Vandermark served as the Executive Director of the Center for Student Success at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she restructured Academic Advisement, New Student Orientation, Disability Support Services, Testing, and The Learning Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Vandermark has incorporated strategic planning which has been driven by improving student retention, student achievement gap, and graduation rates. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from Wilkes University, Master’s Degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and her PhD from Montclair State University in Counselor Education.