MVNU’s Center for Student Success fully funded by donors and Title III grant

Staff report

Mount Vernon Nazarene University would like to announce the complete funding of one portion of the two-year comprehensive campaign, I Will: The Campaign for MVNU. Through the sacrificial giving of donors and a portion of the Title III grant received by the University, MVNU has accomplished the $350,000 goal to begin the Center for Student Success.

The MVNU Board of Trustees pledged almost $110,000 toward the Center for Student Success. The trustees are a highly-accomplished and dedicated group of people who share an uncommon loyalty for and commitment to MVNU. The Board of Trustees consists of district superintendents, pastors, and laypersons from each district of the East Central region of the Church of the Nazarene. The East Central Region Nazarene Youth International President and representatives from the MVNU Alumni Association are also members of the Board. The trustees’ assistance with funds has been instrumental to the progress of the Center for Student Success.

The University was also awarded a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the U. S. Department of Education. A portion of this grant titled “Improving Baccalaureate Success and Completion” will assist MVNU in the design and implementation of its student success center initiative. As students prepare for their future, the Center for Student Success will be a central location for career advising and leadership development as well as other facets of the MVNU mission to equip students with the tools necessary for success.

MVNU is currently in a two-year campaign to raise $11 million to support STEM programs, the tennis program, the Center for Student Success, endowed scholarships, and annual sustainability efforts.

Staff report