Student success spotlight: Chelsea Redger-Marquardt

Chelsea Redger-Marquardt

This week’s Student Success and Persistence highlight comes from Dr. Chelsea Redger-Marquardt, assistant dean of the Cohen Honors College.

  • What is one small thing any faculty or staff member can do to make a student’s day or let them know they’re cared for?
    “Build rapport with your students. Listen to them — they are fantastic humans. Dream with them — make suggestions for courses, programs or opportunities that you think the student would be great for. A person telling you that they think you would be awesome at doing something goes a long way in building confidence and a student seeing themselves as a part of a community or experience.”
  • What role do you think faculty and staff play in a student’s success and persistence?
    “It’s vital. Every chance you get to interact with a student; every class you teach, every program you host, every service you provide is a chance to create a moment for a student — hopefully one that inspires, makes them curious and reinforces that they matter.”

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