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. 

Contact Information:

Location: The Rick & Debbie Dykhouse Center for Academic Excellence on the 1st Floor of Benner

The Center for Academic Excellence 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, supporting academic research and scholarship, and assisting with professional and career readiness. 

Meet The Faculty and Staff

Kristy Ingram, CAE Executive Director

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the CAE, Dr. Ingram is Chair of the Department of General Studies. She teaches Essentials of Learning, Learning Success Strategies, and works alongside students still exploring the right major for their unique calling and set of skills. In addition to teaching in General Studies, Dr. Ingram also teaches in the University Honors Program.

Center for Academic Excellence Faculty & Staff

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