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. 

Contact Information:

Location: The Rick & Debbie Dykhouse Center for Academic Excellence on the 1st & 2nd floors of Benner

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Meet the Staff

Kim Lowe

Program Coordinator, Accessibility & Disability Resources

Bianca Valencia

Program Coordinator for Academic Support & Peer Educator Supervisor
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