The Office of Student Engagement

From the outside, our office is defined by three keywords: orientation, involvement, and retention. But internally, we prefer integration, engagement, and success.

The reason we choose to use that language is that we believe that we believe that success (the ultimate measures being graduation and readiness for life after college) is a process, not an endpoint. Success is an ongoing reality. Yes, success is defined when you look back on some result, but the way that you get there almost always speaks to your ability to achieve that success again.

That’s where we come in.

We’re tasked with consistently and systematically improving the student experience at HSU. This includes offering mentorship and academic support, helping you to develop life skills that will ensure success in and beyond the classroom, and creating spaces for you to get involved, have fun, and connect with other students.

Success now. Success later. We’re here to help. Be sure to visit our Student Success page for tips on succeeding in college and life!

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In your own words, what makes a student success specialist?

“We are here to ease your transition into university life and to continue to support you in all aspects of your time here at HSU. We want to be your first resource for anything on campus, even if that means we direct you to someone more helpful.”

How did you get here?

“I am a 2015 HSU grad with a degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. I spent my college years as a Lange [Resident Assistant] and Intramurals Supervisor before graduating and working in retail management. I love this place and have returned to continue to cultivate the same energy invested in me to love HSU and all that it has to offer.”

Who are you outside of work?

“I was born in Abilene, but grew up in San Angelo, TX with two little sisters. My parents are both alumni of HSU, so we spent a lot of time on this campus growing up. I have been in Abilene now for nearly 10 years!

These days I spend most of my time with family and friends! I’ve been married to my husband Sean for 2 years. We have 2 boys; a 2-year-old Border Collie named Maximus (Decimus Meridius Morgan), Max for short, and a 4-month-old human named Lincoln Scott Morgan! They are best friends! My middle sister Alex lives in Abilene, so we spend a lot of time with her.

I’m super active and enjoy working out daily both here at the new fitness center, and at Hendrick Health Club. I have been a member of First Baptist Church Abilene for about 7 years and love the community we have found there.”