Work under way at new Student Success Center

The North campus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the campus’ new Student Success Center, a facility that will house student services such as enrollment and financial aid.

“This is a much-needed facility, and it will be a very attractive ‘front door’ for the campus to the community,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris at the ceremony. The Student Success Center will adjoin the Spencer Administration Building and will face Uvalde Road at the western main entrance of the campus.

Dr. Richard Bailey, Amy Ammerman and other key North campus administrators and faculty members joined Dr. Harris, elected officials, trustees, and district officials at the groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction at the new facility.

The new 39,500-square-feet center will cost approximately $10.9 million to build, and is part of a $295 million capital improvement bond referendum approved in 2008 by citizens of the College district that will fund new facilities and renovations at all three SJC campuses. Construction on the North campus Student Success Center is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

The SSC will serve as a “one-stop shop” for many important student services, and will house enrollment, testing and assessment, educational planning and counseling, financial aid, the business office, the campus president, and the campus vice president for learning – all in one convenient location.