Center for Academic Excellence

Our mission at the Center for Academic Excellence is to support the academic success and professional readiness of Olivet’s traditional, undergraduate students. We do this through curricular and co-curricular programming that enhances student engagement in the learning process, builds student self-efficacy, promotes professional readiness, and encourages student persistence. 

Contact Information:

Location: First floor of Benner Library
Contact: CAE@olivet.edu

We Value

•    High standards of academic excellence 
•    Continuous improvement 
•    Career alignment and development
•    Engagement in critical thinking, reading, and writing
•    Use of best practices and data-informed decision making
•    Collaborative relationships across campus and in the community 

Areas of Programming

•    Academic Coaching Center
•    Career Services
•    Learning Support Services 
•    Writing Center

Meet The Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Boender

Dr. Jennifer Boender began her career in higher education in 2009. Her background in counseling and academia spurs on her drive to empower students toward success. Today she is the dean of the Center for Academic Excellence and she values the opportunity to influence programming that supports so many students.  

Center for Academic Excellence Faculty