Vice President of Student Success

Dr. Drew Canham

Drew Canham

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The Student Success Division Mission is to promote student success by fostering

  • connections (to campus, career and community);
  • engagement (activities, programming, intrusive investment in students; and follow-up); and
  • completion (of goals, activities, programs, classes, certificates, degrees, transfer and career attainment).

As Vice President, Dr. Canham has responsibility in the following areas:

  • Admissions and Recruitment
  • Records and Registration
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Development

Other areas of responsibility include development of community service initiatives, international programs, and ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Higher Education Administration
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D., Law
  • Texas Tech University, M.Ed., Higher Education Administration
  • Elmira College, B.A., English Literature

Professional Experience

Prior to becoming Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Canham worked at Texas Tech University where he served in the following areas:

  • Ombuds Office
  • Student Judicial Programs
  • University Student Housing

Dr. Canham also served as a Member of the Graduate Faculty for Texas Tech University, and has taught Higher Education and the Law, Administration of Higher Education, American Higher Education, and the President's Cabinet. He has also taught XL: Strategies for Success at Texas Tech and a Student Success course at Ohio Northern University. Drew has also co-authored a local-history book, Legendary Locals of Orleans County (2012), about the people of Orleans County, New York, where he is originally from.