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Congressman Richard Neal and Bay Path University Celebrate $1 Million Federal Earmark to Launch Student Success Center

The mood was celebratory as hundreds of Bay Path students, faculty, staff, trustees and supporters greeted Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) as he arrived on campus.

The occasion was the announcement of a $1 million earmark to develop Bay Path’s innovative and groundbreaking Student Success Center.

“As one of the premier learning institutions in New England, Bay Path University continues to pride itself on providing students the resources needed to succeed both in the classroom and in the workforce,” said Neal.

“Bay Path has a long history of serving a diverse student body and creating opportunities for first-generation college students and disadvantaged members of our communities. I am proud to have procured funding that will allow Bay Path to launch its Student Success Center, furthering its mission of empowering students to become leaders in their careers.”

Funding will be used to complete the work to launch a new Student Success Center that will deliver holistic, coordinated, wraparound academic, financial and career development support services that are easily accessible 24/7, both online and on campus. The Center will also accommodate the needs of Bay Path’s diverse student populations, integrating its services into a student’s academic program through systematic communications and touchpoints throughout the undergraduate experience.

The Student Success Center will be under the leadership of Dr. Heather Gould, associate dean of advising and student support, and Dr. Jeremy Anderson, vice president of Learning Innovation, Analytics, & Technology.

It was standing room only as much of the Bay Path community packed the room to listen to Congressman Richard Neal.
Wayne Webster, vice chair of Bay Path’s board of trustees, kicked off the festivities, followed by remarks by President Sandra J. Doran.
Congressman Richard Neal, President Sandra J. Doran and Elizabeth Cardona (far left), executive director of Multicultural Affairs, are joined by Bay Path students.