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Welcome from the Dean of Academic Student Services


A Message from the Dean of Academic Student Services

In my role as the Academic Dean of Students, I have had the privilege of serving USF students for over two decades. At our Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA), we provide an environment where students are welcomed and supported. The highly trained and professional team within CASA is a select group of caring and committed Academic Success Coaches and Administrative staff whose number one priority is to help students stay-on-track to graduate. We look forward to connecting with each and every student on a personal level, and pride ourselves in providing our students with compassionate academic and personal support that promotes holistic student development. Please join us through an exciting journey of self-discovery and personal growth, by visiting us in CASA.

Your feedback is very important to us and we welcome any new ideas you may have on how we can better serve you. 

Laleh Shahideh 

Dean of Student Academic Services
Associate Vice Provost, Student Life