Student Success Forum

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On February 28, 2014, Ocean County College and Ellucian presented the Higher Education Forum on Student Success. This one-day forum began with the keynote address, Building and Strengthening Student Success: Why it Matters and What Matters, by Dr. Kay McClenney.

Keynote Address:

“Building and Strengthening Student Success:
Why it Matters, and What Matters”


  • Dr. Kay McClenney, Director - Community College Survey for Student Engagement

Breakout Session  A:

Defining and Measuring Student Success


  • John Pidgeon, Director of Institutional Research, Gloucester County College
  • Dr. Mary Morley, Director of Institutional Research, Ocean County College
  • Dr. Tim Coley, Senior Strategic Consultant, Ellucian

Breakout Session  B:

Creating a Culture of Student Success:

Creatively Seeking Alternative Funding and Effectively Managing Existing Funds in Support of Student Success


  • Dr. Jianping Wang, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Ocean County College
  • Sharla Trimm, Systems Consultant, Principal, Grants Management, Ellucian

Breakout Session  C:

Effective Use of Technology to Support Student Success


  • Jeffrey Harmon, Director of E-Learning, Ocean County College
  • Hatem Akl, Chief Information Officer, Ocean County College
  • Mr. Lee Kobus, Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Ocean County College
  • Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola, Academic Consultant, Ellucian

Breakout Session  D:

Faculty and Student Perspectives on Student Success


  • Dr. Maureen Reustle, Dean of Academic Services, Ocean County College and Kean Faculty member
  • Mr. Donald Doran, Vice President, Student Affairs, Ocean County College
  • Katie Lynch-Holmes, Strategic Consultant, Ellucian
  • Students from Ocean County College and Kean University