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Executive Trainers Program

Executive Trainers are graduate students across a number of disciplines in the university community who utilize their sphere of influence to help undergraduate students be successful in their academic careers. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of caring and directed support that enhances and enriches the student success experience.

As a driver for degree completion, the program strives to provide for the ongoing vibrancy of our communities through peer leadership, campus engagement, and fostering a dual sense of belonging for undergraduates and graduate-level students.

The Executive Trainers Program is led by a mission of service, activism in day-to-day student success activities, and is designed to promote retention, student persistence, and timely to graduation through executive-level peer leadership programming and interventions that strive to support college degree attainment.

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The program offers the following services:

  • Campus navigational and hospitality services
  • Event and student welcome support activities and guidance
  • Mentorship by a graduate student in a similar discipline
  • Participation in the campus-wide “U” Mentor Program
  • Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Graduate and Post-Graduate workshops to promote student success

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As an Executive Trainer you are only required to volunteer your time 1 hour per month to mentor a fellow undergraduate student and to engage in other activities as you desire to and as your time permits.

What will your contribution be?

  • To help undergraduate students during critical points during the semester
  • To assist students overall with adjustment to the college experience
  • Provide students with valuable advice through one-to-one support
  • Gain mentorship information to help students carve out a solid career path/life direction

Give Back

If you are interested in giving back to students still trying to achieve their college degree and help other students find success while enriching your own, becoming an Executive Trainer is the best choice.

Contact Us

For additional information, contact Dr. Marcellene Watson-Derbigny or Dr. Chao Vang at