Oglethorpe, GA

Oglethorpe University welcomes Brad Blitz as first Dean of Student Success

Amy Cheribelle

ATLANTA — Oglethorpe University has named Brad Blitz as their first Dean of Student Success. Blitz will provide leadership and vision to create an in-depth advising strategy and model for student success that helps academic progress, degree completion, and retention. His term in this new role will start on June 14.

Blitz has spent his academic career focusing on advising strategy, guiding universities through operational and transformational change, and strengthening student success efforts. From Temple University, he comes to Oglethorpe after fulfilling his duty in the Klein College Advising Center as the Director of Advising. There, Blitz conducted a change assessment process that resulted in the overall transformation of Temple’s advising processes and the development of an advising mission and vision. He also supervised advisor training and professional development, competency-based assessments, implementation strategy, and program development.

Previously, Blitz was assistant director of the University Advisement Center at Georgia State University, which has seen national recognition for its accomplishments in student success in recent years. In this position, he was responsible for assessing, recruiting, supervising, and training advisors in their delivery of outreach activities, strategic and targeted advising interventions, and retention programs to 6,000 undergraduate students. In addition, he also developed advising resources, policies, and protocols to support advisors and formed a dynamic student population dashboard and log for advisors to monitor student outreach.

Blitz got his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winona State University, a Master of Education in Human Resource Development, Adult Education from the University of Minnesota, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Georgia State University in Educational Psychology.

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