Mission: Centers for Academic Success (CAS) provides quality academic assistance to foster student independent learning and overall academic success.
Vision: Centers for Academic Success is a student-focused resource for student learning and achievement:
  • Fostering students’ academic self-efficacy and personal accountability for their own learning
  • Providing resources and opportunities to students to improve their ability to learn and to achieve academic success
  • Helping students develop positive attitudes about learning and demonstrate higher-order cognitive thinking skills
  • Supporting the academic standards and requirements of the institution by working collaboratively with college faculty and staff to maximize student success, and address
  • learning needs, academic performance, and retention of students
  • Providing tutor training opportunities to promote quality services, collegiality, and professionalism to a diverse student population

Values : CSN’s Centers for Academic Success strives for quality student success services. As such, we value:
  • Students
  • CAS Staff
  • Faculty
  • Learning
  • Institution
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Student Persistence & Academic Achievement
  • Cognitive Complexity
  • Knowledge Acquisition Integration & Application
  • Inter/Intrapersonal Competence

Academic Success Pie Chart: Personal validation, Self-Efficacy, Sense of Purpose, Active Involvement, Reflective Thinking, Social Integration, Self-Awareness

Seven Principles of Student Success
CAS Model for Strategic Planning & Initiatives

Meet Our Staff

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Bottesch, Alena

Specialist

Centers For Academic Success

email |   702-651-5561
Erna Chakhnazarian, Administrative Assistant III

Chakhnazarian, Erna

Administrative Assistant III

Centers For Academic Success

email |   
Angel Clemens, Administrative Assistant III

Clemens, Angel

Administrative Assistant III

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-3601
Vicki Densford, Administrative Assistant III

Densford, Vicki

Administrative Assistant III

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-4395
Carcila Gumabon, Specialist

Gumabon, Carcila

Specialist

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-3517
Joe Hicks, Coordinator

Hicks, Joe

Coordinator

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-7406
Shellie Keller, Director - Academic Success

Keller, Shellie

Director - Academic Success

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-7638
Zend Lakdavala, Specialist

Lakdavala, Zend

Specialist

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-4172
Peter Legner, Coordinator

Legner, Peter

Coordinator

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-2718
Rosaura Ortega, Administrative Assist I

Ortega, Rosaura

Administrative Assist I

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-5025
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Prestridge, Shannon

Coordinator

Centers For Academic Success

email |   
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Roman, Kenneth

Specialist - Math, Tutoring/Academic Support

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-3616
Palwasha Salam, Specialist

Salam, Palwasha

Specialist

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-2724
Suzanna Sardarian, Administrative Assistant III

Sardarian, Suzanna

Administrative Assistant III

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-7410
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Woolsey, Nathan

Specialist

Centers For Academic Success

email |   (702) 651-7723