About Us

Vision, Mission & Overarching Goals

"We Coach Students to Success: Persistence. Performance. Completion."    

Our Vision  

TRIO Student Support Services at Normandale Community College aspires to significantly impact the lives of students, providing intentional support, access, and opportunity to students who are low-income, first-generation college students, and/or students with disabilities, resulting in high levels of persistence, performance, and completion; alumni of our program will go on to be leaders in their communities, transforming their own lives and inspiring future generations.  

Our Mission  

We coach students to success.  TRIO Student Support Services at Normandale Community College provides intensive, individualized coaching to students to achieve persistence, performance, and completion, through sound academic guidance, co-curricular educational experiences, and connection to key resources in order to advance opportunities for students who are low-income, students who are first-generation college students, and/or students with disabilities.  

Overarching Goal  

With students always at the center of our work, our primary goal is student persistence, performance, and completion. Everything we do is in service to this goal.  We coach students to success.    

Persistence. Performance. Completion. Goals.  

Persistence Goal: 70% of all participants served by Normandale TRIO SSS will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or earn an associate's degree or certificate from Normandale Community College and/or transfer to a four-year institution by the fall term of the next academic year.  

Performance Goal: 80% of all enrolled TRIO SSS participants served will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at Normandale Community College.  Good academic standing at Normandale is defined as a cumulative earned grade point average of at least 2.0 and an accumulated earned credit rate of at least 67%.  

Completion Goal: 25% of new participants served each year will graduate from Normandale Community College with an associate's degree or certificate within four years.