About Us

The Student Success Center: The Possibilities Place

The mission of the Student Success Center is to empower students to discover and achieve their academic and professional goals from the point of entry to graduation and beyond.

We are dedicated to helping students:

  • transition into college and their careers
  • make informed choices regarding their academic program(s) and vocation
  • access an inclusive environment that permits them to learn
  • develop dynamic strategies to maximize their learning and academic success
  • locate opportunities for relevant hands-on learning
  • persist in their journey toward their educational goals
  • discover a deep sense of community by connecting with valuable resources and services across campus 
  • secure meaningful employment or admission to graduate school

Meet the Staff

Billie StreufertBillie Streufert
Executive Director

As a certified career coach and counselor, helping you select a major or career is my specialty. If you are exploring or thinking about changing paths, speak with me to engage in meaningful reflection, research, and reality testing.


Mary TosoMary Toso
Director of Internships and Career Development

If your major is housed in the Social Sciences division, or if you are a Communications major or alumnus from these programs, I am eager to assist you with your job/internship search, resume and cover letter preparation, mock interviews and grad school applications. Having worked at Augustana for many years in different roles, I look forward to helping you leverage the Augie alumni network to your advantage.


Susan BiesSusan Bies
Director, Accessibility and Academic Support

My emphasis is responding to questions about academic and other accessibility questions at AU. Students with documented disabilities, even temporary disabilities, are encouraged to meet with me to discuss possible academic and other possible accommodations. For any qualified student, I strive to provide equal access to all classes, programs, activities and events in our community. 


Tim Homan '81Tim Homan '81
Success Specialist

With a 35 year career in education, I have experience in helping students through many events during their educational journey. If you need help in time management, stress management or study skills, stop in and let's work together for a successful time at Augustana.


Ann KolbrekAnn Kolbrek
Success Specialist

If you are a natural science, pre-professional, or humanities major (i.e., student or alumnus) looking for career or graduate school support, I look forward to working with you. Whether it's resumes and cover letters, internships, personal statements, or interviews, connect with me to navigate the waters together. 



Jody NitzJody Nitz
Student Success Center Coordinator


Campus Partners

Student Success bridges components of the student experience to support an integrative learning and a developmental environment. Learn more about our campus partners.