Faculty are encouraged to help students be successful at Black Hills State University. They can do this by contacting the Center for Academic Success in the lower level of the Student Union. CASS is a student-centered, service-oriented office focused on ensuring student persistence and success. The center provides academic advisement to undeclared and at-risk students, as well as information to ALL students, faculty, and staff in an effort to strengthen student enrollment toward graduation and enhance students’ levels of satisfaction with their overall university experience.
An online “early alert” system is faculty friendly so that faculty can alert this office of any students needing additional support. CASS staff will follow up by contacting students to offer assistance. Dr. Joe Valades is the director, and the office is located in Student Union # 023. Please call him at 642-6106 for assistance in using the “early alert” system.