Jackson-Sanchez named MU dean of student success

Daysha Jackson-SanchezDaysha Jackson-Sanchez has joined Manchester University as dean of student success.

She leads the Student Success Center, overseeing academic support, advising, career services, disability services, experiential learning, retention, service opportunities and the writing center.

In this leadership role, she will develop and implement success strategies for students enrolled at both the North Manchester and Fort Wayne campuses, according to the announcement by Raylene Rospond, vice president for institutional effectiveness and dean of the College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences.

“Initially, my primary focus will be on the development of a systematic approach to retention efforts at Manchester University,” Jackson-Sanchez said. “The goal is to strategically align our retention initiatives with the needs of our students. Doing so will not only enhance the student experience but also increase overall student success — which is the ultimate goal.”

She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University Fort Wayne and has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University Fort Wayne.  Jackson-Sanchez is enrolled in a doctoral program in educational administration with a specialization in leadership in higher education at Indiana State University.

Prior to joining Manchester on Sept. 1, she worked at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and director of student success and retention.

Manchester University recently introduced strategic organizational changes, with a four-college structure and two new student centers designed to strengthen student learning and the student experience. In addition to Rospond and Jackson-Sanchez, there are four other deans:

  • Leonard Williams is dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences.
  • Thelma Rohrer is dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
  • Tim Ogden is dean of the College of Business.
  • Allen Machielson is dean of student experience.

The reorganization makes it easier to add programs and help students succeed, further integrating academics and other aspects of student experience at Manchester, such as service learning and experiential learning.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

Sept. 7, 2015

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