WSSU Minority mentorship program receives national recognition

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received recognition for its participation in a new program that aims to close the completion gap and promote social mobility nationwide.

WSSU is one of seven mentor institutions in the program, through the Foundation for Student Success (FSS). 

The program – set to impact 100,000 Black, Latino and American Indian students at 21 mentee institutions –  was introduced at the inaugural National Student Success Conference in Tampa on Feb. 22. Case studies from WSSU and the other mentor institutions also are available on the FSS website

“There are many national projects to support institutional transformations for student success,” said Foundation for Student Success Executive Director Dr. Sally Johnstone. “But the work of the Foundation for Student Success is more personal than most. These mentor institutions are sharing their successes and failures while ‘holding the hands’ of their mentees as they begin their long journey to shift their campus cultures.”

WSSU was chosen as a mentor because of its high student success rates. Through the program, WSSU is providing guidance and support to Savannah State University, Langston University, and University of Michigan-Flint to promote social mobility.

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Originally published July 10, 2018.

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