Student success spotlight: Robin Monroe

This week’s Student Success and Persistence highlight comes from Robin Monroe.

Robin — a junior social work major — hopes to eventually get her postgraduate degree in social work with an emphasis on advocacy and social policy. She has received tremendous support from the Office of Online and Adult Learning (OAL) while pursuing her degree.

Staff at OAL assisted Robin with finding solutions to her problems both in and out of school, and she has been thankful to all the faculty and staff she has reached out to for always making themselves available for questions.

“My experience at Wichita State has been the most fulfilling, rewarding and challenging time of my life,” Robin said. “I’ve waited a long time to get here, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.”

It’s been thanks to OAL that Robin has had the tools she needs to succeed at Wichita State, and OAL remains dedicated to helping all students persist to their graduation.

“Robin is the kind of person both students and professors want to have in class,” said Pamela O’Neal, associate director of student engagement in OAL. “She’s attentive, personable and intelligent. Not only is she a high achieving student, she brings wisdom and experience to the classroom and wherever she goes. When she comes into the office, we know we are going to be inspired by all that she does and her willingness to help whomever she can.”

You can hear more about Robin on the Shockers Learning Out Loud podcast from OAL.

Do you know of a faculty or staff member who promotes student success, or a student who has been helped by a faculty or staff member, that should be highlighted in WSU Today? Email your ideas to Caelin Bragg, newsletter editor with the Office of Strategic Communications, at