Building Capacity of Higher Education Partners


Building capacity of higher education partners to accelerate progress on student success

The Collaborative and campus partners are working to:

  • Increase completion rates
  • Eliminate equity gaps
  • Strenghen workforce alignment


Enhance Kentucky’s position as a nationally recognized leader in education and workforce development, contributing to community and economic prosperity and quality of life throughout the Commonwealth

What We Do

The KYSSC team is eager to visit campuses across the state to meet campus partners and learn about the great work happening and the persistent challenges facing students and campuses. To reach out to invite the Collaborative team to meet with campus partners (in person or virtual), send us an email at info@kystudentsuccess.org. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Based on the priorities of campus partners, the KYSSC will offer professional development through a variety of opportunities, virtual and in person, such as webinars, coaching, and the annual CPE Student Success Summit. Check out the calendar of events for upcoming professional development opportunities.

The KYSSC will be launching an interactive, online platform for higher education faculty and practitioners to share experience, insights, and challenges. The Hub will also be a resource repository with best practice toolkits, reports, and general Q&A on diverse student success topics. Coming in January 2022.

The KYSSC will facilitate collaboration and resource sharing among Kentucky institutions of higher education around common challenges and opportunities. The first community of practice will focus on Holistic Support of Student Basic Needs and will launch in December 2021. Email info@kystudentsuccess.org to be added to the group. 

 The KYSSC will connect with national organizations and thought leaders on issues and opportunities to leverage technical assistance and support for ongoing work at KY campuses. Complete College America and Jobs for the Future will provide customized services to KY colleges and universities focused on career advising and guided pathways in the coming year.

The KYSSC will launch a Change Leadership Institute for campus faculty, staff, and administrators to build our collective capacity for growth and innovation. The first cohort of the institute will launch in May 2022. Join the monthly newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming programs and events.


Guiding Principles

Equity Focus​

Understanding our diverse population, unique institutional missions, and varied needs and experiences of students will drive the design of programs, policies, and practices that remove barriers and provide support for all students.

Stakeholder Engagement

The priorities of the Collaborative are guided by student, campus, and community voice; identifying the challenges, barriers, opportunities, and possibilities to accelerate progress on student success.

Holistic Approach

Supporting whole institution approaches that continually recognize the academic, social, professional, and personal experiences of students and will align with other CPE initiatives to advance student success.

Model For Change

Power of Collaboration

We can do more more together than any of us can do individually. Through communication and collaboration we can learn faster, be better, and help others do the same.

Backbone Support

The Collaborative serves as a convenor and facilitator of collaborative action and provides project support for campus-driven student success efforts.

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The Kentucky Student Success Collaborative is an initiative of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education made possible by support from the James Graham Brown Foundation.

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