Student Success Advisory

​​​Overview The Student Success Advisory Committee(SSAC) is responsible for providing advice to the Dean of Student Success on program policies, processes, and service delivery strategies to increase student success through the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), the Student Equity Plan (SEP), and the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI). The committee also seeks out and disseminates effective, research-based practices that aim to help students identify and complete their education and career goals.


    • Reviews proposed plans for SSSP, SEP, and BSI and provides feedback.
    • Reviews program outcomes and provides recommendations for continuous program improvement.
    • Discusses issues and challenges in the implementation of SSSP, SEP, and BSI plans and makes recommendations.
    • Presents annual reports to the College Council on the progress the institution is making in implementing these plans.
    • Identifies and disseminates student retention and intervention strategies and works to integrate these into the daily fabric of the institution. 

Recommendations Forwarded to: College Council


    • Administration: - 3

    • Classified: -2

    • Students: -2

    • Faculty: - 8

      • Business & Workforce Development

      • Counseling & Matriculation

      • Language Arts

      • Library and Learning Resources

      • Math, Science, & Engineering

      • Nursing & Allied Health

      • Social Science, Humanities, Arts & P.E.

    • Special Programs: varies, depending on the make of the committee


Faculty reassigned time for a two-year term

Dean of Student Success

Term: All members are elected/appointed for two years, renewable by appropriate constituent group.

Meeting: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 3:00-4:30 pm

Attendance: Open to any interested member of the college community

Quorum: Majority of those present

Executive Summary For 2019-2022 Student Equity Plan

With equity, opportunity and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College's (EVC) mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens. The mission statement provides the foundation for each student's experience as he or she progresses to transfer status, gains occupational and basic skills programs. EVC empowers and supports all students to accomplish their educational, career and personal goals by offering a variety of academic and student support services based on our college's guiding principles.

EVC recognizes that it has an institutional responsibility to identify barriers to student success. This responsibility inspires the College to address the barriers by intentionally developing activities that help students succeed. EVC's Student Equity Plan outlines activities that target the distinct needs of Disproportionately Impacted (DI) populations by using data provided by the Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. EVC strives to provide academic and student support services to close the gaps in student achievement.

According to Title 5, Disproportionate Impact is defined as a particular disaggregated group being underrepresented or underperforming based upon their expected presence in the population. Indicators of success are broken down into five metrics: Access; Retention; Certificates & Degrees; Transferred to a Four-Year Institution; and Completed Both Transfer-Level Math and English. EVC's Student Equity Plan identifies activities for each metric. The activities are designed to close the equity gap in three years.

The Student Success Advisory Committee (SSAC) primarily drove the dialogue and planning for the SE Plan with input from several categorical and academic support programs that provide direct services to disproportionately impacted populations. As a shared governance committee, it has representation from all constituent groups. The SSAC committee, and the newly established Student Equity Programs Workgroup, were the drivers of student equity planning. This work group consists of faculty and staff who direct categorical programs and academic support programs.

Contact Info:

 Co-Chairs: Dean Victor Garza & Manny Kang

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