Transfer Student Experience Initiative is Launched in Scale-up.

The initiative was a partnership with Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Education, Ecampus and other key stakeholders. Data indicated first-year retention rates for transfer students were below that of traditional students. The team utilized Human Centered Design methodologies to stand in the shoes of Oregon's unique transfer students to pinpoint issues and identify solutions that improve the transfer student experience and retention rates.

In July 2018, the Transfer Student Experience team proposed a prioritized list of improvements to the Provost and the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative leaders. Those recommendations have been integrated into the plans of the Undergraduate Student Success Steering Committee which is responsible to implement and oversee a comprehensive university-wide plan to advance Oregon State’s undergraduate student success goals.

Making significant and meaningful progress addressing the unique needs of transfer students is a foundation that supports growth, equity, and extends Oregon State’s teaching mission.

Development Team

Alex Aljets
Student Success Portfolio Manager
Information Services
Noah Buckley
Office of Admissions
Rick DeBellis
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Transfer Admissions
Rebecca Mathern
Associate Provost and University Registrar
Enrollment Management
Erin Mulvey
Transfer Transitions Coordinator
Office of Undergraduate Education
Kristann Orton
CEO & Founder
Mary Chrysa Parker
Program Manager
Marleigh Perez
Director of Student Success and Support Services
Susana Rivera-Mills
Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Learning Innovation (former)
Randy Rosenberger
Associate Dean for Student Success
College of Forestry
Gina Shellhammer
Research & Data Analyst
Academic Planning and Learning Innovation