Welcome to the Student Success Center at Tougaloo College. The Student Success Center helps students soar to new heights by providing support to meet their individual, academic, and personal goals. A nurturing culture of self-mastery and a sense of empowerment, the Center aims to ensure students have the tools to graduate from Tougaloo College. The Center prepares its students to be productive in their time and lead the change for a better world.

The Center offers a variety of academic assistance: individualized tutoring, self-assessments, supplemental re-teaching, workshops, academic development courses, and support programs for Tougaloo’s diverse student body. If you have a question about the steps to take for academic success, walk towards the Success Center.

The Office of Student Retention at Tougaloo College number one priority is to ensure each student attending soars. We are dedicated to building programs and networking with our campus partners to carry out the mission of Tougaloo. Students are able to meet with our staff one-on-one via face-to-face or Zoom to troubleshoot issues that may keep them from being able to attend or be successful in their classes. The Office of Student Retention provides access to resources and retention activities that will ease the collegiate experience.

S.O.A.R.S. Program

The Student Success Center is where first-year students are introduced to S.O.A.R.S., Successfully Orienting, Advising, and Retaining Students experience with graduation-in-mind.

Campus Location:
The Social Science Complex, behind the Blackmon Building

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Student Academic Success Center
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

D’ante R. Benford, Ph.D. ‘10
Director of First and Second Year Experience
601-977-7759
dbenford@tougaloo.edu

Dr. MeShonya Wren-Coleman
Director of Student Retention
office: 601-977-7942
 
Ravin Lovett, M.S.
Retention Coach
office: 601-977-4484
 
Jason Gibson, M.A.
Student Success Coach
office: 601-977-7798
 
Waldon Lewis, M.S.
Student Success Coach
office: 601-977- 6183