University of the District of Columbia receives national recognition for achievements in student success

University of the District of Columbia receives national recognition for achievements in student success


Nov. 5, 2021


Erin Looney, UDC Media Relations

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University of the District of Columbia receives national recognition for achievements in student success

WASHINGTON – Education company EAB has named the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as the winner of its Student Success Collaborative-Collaborative Citizenship Award.

EAB’s Collaborative Citizenship Award recognizes an institution that selflessly shares their practices and approaches to student success and strives to help their peers succeed.

This is the eighth year in a row that EAB has recognized outstanding achievements in student success. Awardees are chosen from among the colleges, universities and individuals that use Navigate, EAB’s student success management system, or Starfish, the student success platform EAB acquired earlier this year.

“Students, faculty and campus staff are still learning how to access and deliver the right combination of online and in-person support services that are critical to student success,” said, EAB President of Technology, Scott Schirmeier. “The winners of EAB’s 2021 Student Success Collaborative Awards have gone above and beyond in their mission to keep students on track to graduate at a time when the pandemic has completely upended the traditional student support model.”

Chief Student Development and Success Officer Dr. William U. Latham said, “At the University of the District of Columbia, we’ve worked to keep students on track by building state-of-the-art facilities and developing programs aimed at alleviating burdens exacerbated by – or in some cases, caused by – the pandemic. Since student success is a shared value across all institutions, we’ve been happy to share those methods and our results with other schools, and we’re honored EAB has recognized that commitment with the Collaborative Citizenship Award.”

The following institutions and one individual also were named winners of EAB’s 2021 Student Success Collaborative Awards:

Technology Pioneer Award winners:

  1. Metropolitan State University of Denver
  2. Sierra College

Return on Education Award winner: Tuskegee University

Collaborative Citizenship Award winners:

  1. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Visionary Leadership Award winner: Janice Stubbs, Vice Provost for Student Services, Broward College

CONNECTEDness Award winners–the Milwaukee-Kenosha Moon Shot Region, made up of four institutions:

  1. Carthage College
  2. Milwaukee Area Technical College
  3. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  4. University of Wisconsin–Parkside

The awards were presented at CONNECTED21, a three-day gathering – held virtually this year – of thousands of student success leaders from progressive community colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities.


About the University of the District of Columbia

The only public university in the nation’s capital and the only urban land-grant university in the United States, The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a designated Historically Black College & University (HBCU) committed to a broad mission of education, research, and community service. Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, UDC offers workforce training, professional certification, and 81 undergraduate and graduate degrees designed to create opportunities for student success. The University is comprised of a Community College and Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Business and Public Administration; College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences and the David A. Clarke School of Law. Learn more at

About EAB

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We work with more than 2,500 institutions to drive transformative change through data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities. From kindergarten to college to career, EAB partners with leaders and practitioners to accelerate progress and drive results across five major areas: enrollment, student success, institutional strategy, data & analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We work with each partner differently, tailoring our portfolio of research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions to meet the unique needs of every leadership team, as well as the students and employees they serve. Learn more at