Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence exists to strengthen academic behaviors, provide academic support, and foster academic scholarship for all undergraduate students from enrollment through degree completion. 

Contact Information:

Location: First floor of Benner Library

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

As an associate professor, Dr. Ingram teaches college writing, creative writing, visual literacy, and several ESL courses on teaching and cross-cultural studies. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets, Cambodian Association of Illinois, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Center for Academic Excellence Faculty & Staff