EOP & SSS History at HSU

1969

 EOP is established in the CSU system.

1970

 EOP is established at HSU.  Thomas King serves as the first EOP Director.

1972 

SSS is established at HSU with Guillermo Marquez named as the first SSS director.  SSS is placed under the supervision of the EOP Director. This reporting line ensures administrative coordination of services to low-income students from disadvantaged backgrounds at HSU.

EOP/SSS Program components include local recruitment (EOP), admissions (EOP), advising (SSS), tutoring (SSS), developmental English and math instruction (EOP), learning skills development (SSS), and a “mini cultural center” (EOP).

The EOP staff is comprised of an Associate Dean/EOP Director (who also has supervision for Upward Bound and the Children’s Center), an Associate Director, Department Secretary, and an administrative Secretary.  The SSS program is comprised of a Director, two counselors, and a tutorial coordinator.

 1974

EOP breaks the “200” student mark, with a total enrollment of 207 students.  The first Early Warning system is implemented in the form of “progress reports” from faculty.  EOP coordinates the first developmental courses in English & Math that are offered on the HSU campus, in collaboration with College of the Redwoods.  This provides students with a “stepping stone” into higher level Math & English classes. The first EOP newsletter is published.

1975

 

EOP Peer Advisors

In 1975 the EOP Peer Counseling component is added to program services. A developmental course in Chemistry is added to those offered on the HSU Campus. Due to budget constraints, one counselor positon is eliminated from SSS. 

Student and advior in developmental course

 

1976 

EOP base budget is augmented, adding an EOP counselor/developmental instruction coordinator and a clerical assistant.  Efforts to increase local recruitment to Native American students and to utilize lower division transfer slots for special admissions is established.

1977

EOP & SSS are formally combined, creating the first iteration of “EOP/SSS” at HSU.  The Associate Director of EOP is dually appointed as the SSS director, with salary savings from the former SSS director helping to reinstate one SSS counselor position and an administrative support position, which had previously been lost in prior budget reductions

1978

The EOP “College Survival” course is created, with positive outcomes related to GPA, academic standing, and persistence.

1979

Two students in Front of EOP office at Hadley House

 

1980 

EOP staff and students at picnic

1981 

Learning Skills Coordinator position (SSS) is added to the program staff to provide individualized developmental support.

1982

EOP Staff In Front of Hadley House

1983

EOP retention components expand and space is provided for EOP Tutoring and EOP Learning Skills staff in Little Apartments, House 71.  This becomes the EOP Tutoring and Learning Skills Centers.

1985

HSU has it's first Summer Bridge Orientation.

1986

EOP breaks the “300” student mark, with a total enrollment of 302 students.

1991

EOP breaks the “400” student mark, with a total enrollment of 403 students.

1997

 

Students watching a presenter during Summer Bridge Orientation

 

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