USU Eastern Press Release
The Department of Education announced this week that Utah State University Eastern has received a five-year grant to help students complete college.
The Student Support Services program will bring $1.1 million to the Price campus over the next five years. The goal of the program is to help low income, first generation and disabled students attain four-year degrees. The program is coming back to USU Eastern after a five-year hiatus.
“We could not be more excited for Student Support Services,” said USU Eastern Vice Chancellor Greg Dart. “At the core of our mission is helping students succeed and this program is a tremendous piece of the puzzle.”
The grant will fund additional academic advisors, tutors and support staff to serve program participants. Employee and participant recruitment will begin within the next week.
Rachel Lund, who directs the Upward Bound program on campus and who will direct Student Support Services, said the addition to the college would be immediately apparent.
“We are slated to serve 140 students,” Lund said. “Those students will get personalized advising, tutoring and get to attend cultural events and college tours. The impact is tremendous.”
The USU main campus in Logan and the USU Eastern Blanding campus received renewals of existing Student Support Services grants as well. The program is renewable every five years.
For more information on the Student Support Services program, call (435) 613-5436.