While OBU enjoys one of the best four-year graduation rates in the state, the University has created a new post to help enhance student success.
During the spring semester, Monica Mullins, longtime student development administrator, was named assistant dean of enrollment management and director of student success.
Mullins will officially move to the position on August 1, 2008, directing the University's Student Success Center.
"OBU has been blessed with significant student success throughout our history. We don't take that for granted," said Dr. Debbie Blue, OBU senior vice president for academic affairs. "Today, with new tools available to enhance the learning process, we are pleased to create a focused student success program which can build on a strong tradition."
The Student Success Center will offer tutoring in most of core subjects as well as mathematics, chemistry, physics, accounting and economics. Students also will find help in writing research papers and in general study strategies.
A 1988 OBU graduate, she joined the University staff as an admissions counselor in 1990. She became director of residential life and student activities in 1993. She was promoted to assistant dean of students in 1998. In addition, she has served as an instructor of language and literature at OBU in 2003.
"Monica is a product of OBU and a longtime member of our administrative team," said Blue. "She has a passion for this University and a passion for student success. We are delighted that she will be able to help shape this important new program."
Mullins completed a master of education degree in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.