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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Initiatives Student Success

The Office of the Provost is dedicated to supporting Washington State University students through its Student Success Initiatives.


The Office of the Provost and the College of Education partnered to create the Aspiring Teacher Leadership and Success (ATLAS) program. Funded by a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education, it provides 140 participants each year with opportunities for academic development, assistance with college requirements, and motivation toward the successful completion of their degrees. The partnership provides an excellent model for student support programs throughout the system. Read about the details of the program on the Provost’s blog.

Program Applications

For more information on ATLAS, contact program director Ali Bretthauer at or (509) 335-0232.

Invest in Success

The Invest in Success program provides low-income students support, skills and financial assistance to achieve their goals at WSU. Each year, up to 80 undergraduate students will be enrolled  and have the opportunity to receive up to $4,000 in matching funds based on their savings over 10 months in the program. Participants will receive financial literacy training through the SALT program, and academic support through WSU’s student support services. Invest in Success is funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with matching funds provided by Washington State University. Read about the details of Invest in Success on the Provost’s blog.

For more information on Invest in Success, contact program coordinator Kelly Demand at or (509) 335-0583.



For more information on Student Success Initiatives, contact Michael Highfill, director of research and proposal development for student success.

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