Welcome from the Dean of Student Academic Services - Fall 2022

Welcome (back) to campus! We are thrilled to see you in person and feel the vibrant energy on the USF campus again this fall. CASA continues to follow our core mission of providing compassionate academic and personal support to all undergraduate students. In addition to your major adviser in your School or College, CASA Academic Success Coaches are professional staff here to support your academic journey and make sure you are connected to any resources you may need along the way. You can find your assigned CASA Coach in the Student Hub under "Success Team", which is also where you can make a one-on-one appointment with your assigned CASA Coach.

We are excited to introduce the community to our newest staff member: Simon Flores. Simon is the new associate dean of retention and persistence programs and serves as the program director for the Muscat Scholars program (MSP) for first-generation students. Over the summer, CASA engaged in another successful Muscat Scholars Program (MSP) bridge program with 21 new first-generation students, with both remote and on-campus components. Simon is also a "double Don", with a bachelor's degree in Communication from USF and pursuing his Doctor of Education in Organization, Leadership, and Educational Technology.

This term, CASA continues to offer hybrid student support with in-person and online (Zoom) appointments. Your CASA Academic Success Coach will continue to hold their weekly drop-in hours online. In addition, please look for registration support from CASA during Registration Week in November. We will host in-person and online support to assist you in navigating registration for the Spring 2023 term. You should also check your USF email regularly for communication from your major department regarding their advising process.

As always, CASA is guided by our Jesuit value of cura personalis, or "care for the whole person". We continue to support students, families, faculty, and staff as part of our beloved USF Community. Please check the USF Together website for resources and the most up-to-date information.