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Welcome to our RAM FAM!

Shirley Sutterfield is the Director of Student Success.

She is proud to have worked on campus since 1993. Since 1993, she has had the opportunity to work with students in various capacities of academic and non-academic student programs, and now is pleased to be leading the Student Success Team.

Shirley’s personal philosophy is that every student matters. She wants every student to succeed in whatever way they define success. Every day she supports and challenges students to meet their academic, spiritual, personal, and professional goals.

Student Success at the University of Mobile is committed to providing you with support and guidance as you journey through the difficulties of college life. Whether your concerns are with your challenging relationships with parents and friends or with class and work responsibilities, Student Success is a safe place for you to come for support and guidance.

Student Success can help you improve your study skills and test taking skills. To make an appointment, call 251.442.2377. If you need tutoring in any subject, call the Chora Godwin Learning & Writing Center located in the Student Success Building at 251.442.2377.
Have you ever wondered what makes relationships work? The Student Success offers you the opportunity to learn about personality types and relationships. Ask a Student Success staff member how you can begin your own personality study.

We know you work hard to have good relationships with your family and friends. So when you have a question or need more information about resolving conflicts, or dealing with depression, addiction, or relationship issues, connect with the Student Success staff for personal counseling. Appointments can be made in the Student Success Building or online.

Ignite the path to your dream career by connecting with Career Services in Student Success.

Student Success offers career guidance and exploration for all UM students. Learn more about career choices, resume writing, interviewing skills, internships, and portfolio compilation. Student Success offers one-on-one consultations designed to fit your needs. We also offer a variety of resources that will provide you with tools for success both here at UM and in the world of work.

Stay connected with Career Services as alumni for continual career development and access to local and regional job opportunities.