Jim TresselOffice of the Executive Vice President
for Student Success 

Jim Tressel leads a team committed to the academic and career success of all UA students. He oversees The Akron Experience, a series of initiatives that create a personalized path for students, from their first time on campus through a lifetime of achievement. The Akron Experience also creates connections between the classroom and career-related opportunities, all designed to broaden horizons and prepare students for personal and professional success.


The Akron Experience brings together all of the exceptional resources of The University of Akron and its community and business partners to create a personalized path for each student.

The Akron ExperienceComponents of The Akron Experience

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Download our student success app!

As a football coach, Jim Tressel had two playbooks for his players: One for the playing field and one for off the field—a guide to help them succeed at life.

When he arrived at Akron, he wanted a playbook for success for the 27,000 students here, so he empowered a group of students to design the "Successful U" app.

Students can customize the app to meet self-identified interests and needs. It's free, but you'll need a UANet ID for access. Learn more and download.

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