Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College names Tim Ooten as new Student Success Center Coordinator

Mount Gay, W.Va. – Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has named Tim Ooten as the Student Success Center Coordinator. In his new role, Ooten will oversee all student activities, from on-campus events to registration.

As Student Success Center Coordinator, Ooten will coordinate and schedule activities in the Learning Studio, formerly known as the tutoring lab, at each campus location. He will also recruit professional, faculty, and peer tutors, and will work closely with faculty to refer high-risk students to the Learning Studio. All student leadership activities that fall under the umbrella of the National Society of Leadership Success will be under Ooten’s tutelage, as well.

Ooten has been employed with Southern for 30 years, having started as a production specialist in our television department in 1988. He served as the Adult and Veteran Coordinator, and has most recently been a Student Services Specialist. He is also currently serving as the Board of Governors representative for Southern’s classified staff.

“I’m proud of Tim’s dedication to Southern, and his commitment to our students,” Southern’s President, Dr. Robert Gunter, said. “He will excel in this new role, and our students will have a true advocate.”

In addition to being a dedicated employee for 30 years, Ooten also began his educational career at Southern, earning his associate’s degree here. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s degree in education and counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.