Center for Academic Excellence

The Rick & Debbie Dykhouse Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) exists to strengthen academic behaviors, provide academic support, and foster academic scholarship for all undergraduate students from enrollment through degree completion.

Vision Statement

The CAE believes that students of all academic abilities need help transitioning to college, meeting rigorous academic standards and succeeding in their respective majors. The CAE provides a community of learning that values: empowering students to own their learning progress, providing support through academic coaching and tutoring and supporting academic research and scholarship.

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Center For Academic Excellence Staff

Meet Kristy Ingram

“I love watching students gain confidence every time they ask a question, master a concept, solve a problem, or finish that research paper. The academic programming offered by the CAE promotes progress and academic excellence through access, instruction, and support. There is a contagious spirit of learning and collaboration that happens in the CAE when students realize they are not alone in their lifelong journey of learning.”