Enrollment Management & Student Success

Welcome to the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success

Vice Chancellor Preastly Welcome Video (Video)

Enrollment Management

Jacqueline G. Preastly, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Success

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success is two-fold in its service to the students of Southern University. We first seek out prospective students for enrollment and  implement strategies to develop programs and services that are designed to achieve the recruitment, admissions, and enrollment goals of the University. This is done through a synergy among the staff in recruitment, financial aid, academic affairs, student life, finance, and other important University constituents who work collaboratively to achieve these goals. Once students are enrolled, we work to ensure their development of knowledge, sense of responsibility and self-reliance, and connection to the University and its wider community.

Student Success

We are also responsible for ensuring student success, which involves a focus on helping our students to be engaged in meaningful learning and to achieve success throughout their entire life cycle at the institution. In essence, student success involves our efforts to reach the retention, graduation, and job placement goals of the University. As our students matriculate toward graduation, we are intentional about implementing initiatives that will ensure that they are prepared to accomplish their current and future academic, personal, and professional goals. These initiatives include support services such as academic advising, tutoring, enrichment workshops, career planning, and student advocacy.

Departments in Enrollment Management and Student Success

The units that make up the newly formed Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success at Southern University at the Baton Rouge campus include the following offices:

  • Admissions and Recruitment
  • Pre-College/Outreach & TRIO Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • University College
  • Student Advocacy

Main Office Staff


Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Michael C. Taylor, MSB
T.H. Harris Annex, Second Floor – Room 208


Executive Assistant for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Ms. Willisa Gaut
T.H. Harris Annex, Second Floor – Room 214

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