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Student Leadership and Success Studies



Student Leadership & Success Studies
Location: LC 407
Telephone: 801-863-8834
Web Address:
Chair: Darin Eckton

Student Leadership & Success Studies

  • Department Chair: Darin Eckton
  • Office: LC 407d
  • Telephone: 801-863-6449
  • Email:
  • Administrative Support: Beth Reid
  • Office: LC 407a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8834
  • Email:
  • Director, UVU Mentor Program: Mike Jensen
  • Office: LC 406a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7090
  • Email:
  • Program Manager, UVU Mentor Program: Angus Macfarlane
  • Office: LC 406b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5436
  • Email:

The mission of the Student Leadership and Success Studies (SLSS) department is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet the challenges of college. Students may choose from a variety of SLSS courses which best fit their academic needs. Our courses help students with the preparation for the demands of college life, the selection/pursuit of major and career paths to graduation, the improvement of time management, stress management, effective library research, and the developing of essential life skills. The SLSS courses prepare students to develop and apply leadership in their lives, facilitating personal and social impact.

Programs & Degrees

The Department of Student Leadership & Success Studies values student-centered learning and focuses on assisting students exploring the direction of their academic careers, seeking flexibility in degree choices, or undertaking an enhanced college experience.

Programs Offered

  • AA in University Studies
  • AS University Studies
  • BA University Studies
  • BS University Studies

Certificates Offered

  • General Education
  • Leadership for Personal & Social Impact

University College

University College serves a unique role and mission within Utah Valley University. Based on a national model, the name University College signifies opportunity for student success through curricular and co-curricular offerings, academic services, and innovative programs. University College welcomes students at present levels of academic achievement and challenges them with higher expectations. The programs and departments of Literacies and Composition, Student Leadership & Success Studies, Developmental Mathematics, English Language Learning, the University College Advisement Center, Academic Standards, Writing Center, Academic Tutoring, and the Math Lab promote interdisciplinary partnerships as students transition into university academics.

  • Administrative Support: Beth Winkler
  • Office: LA 210
  • Telephone: 801-863-6712
  • Email:
  • Associate Dean: Deborah Marrott
  • Office: LA 210e
  • Telephone: 801-863-8823
  • Email:

Degrees & Programs