Clare Creighton serves as the director of the Academic Success Center & Writing Center at Oregon State University. Since she began at OSU in 2009, Clare has been working on programming and initiatives that support student learning, success, and achievement. She is particularly interested in reducing barriers to success and helping students navigate the college landscape and access resources. She enjoys project work that involves identifying and defining pinch points in the student experience, engaging in cross-campus collaboration and problem solving, and using student voice and perspective to inform decisions. Clare has done extensive work piloting various early alert efforts at OSU and in the last few years, Clare and the rest of the ASC&WC team have worked on making micro changes to the student landscape to normalize and encourage the use of resources “early and often”. Most recently she has been exploring leadership practices in higher education that center humanity and wholeness, push back on urgency, competition and grind culture, and practice collaboration, transparency, critical reflection, and feedback. Clare earned a BA in Art History & Visual Culture from Whitman College, and a Masters of Science in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University.