The University of Arizona

Message From the Senior VP

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success (SAEM/AISS) is a national leader in increasing student access, retention and success.

Whether recruiting another record breaking class; innovating effective and measurable retention programming; or creating a new, engaging online campus; our impact is felt across the University of Arizona. We create a culture of collaboration with faculty, staff, and the community, fostering every student's academic success and career advancement. 

SAEM/AISS embraces an entrepreneurial spirit, which keeps us proactive, cutting edge, and goal driven. We always look forward, making data-informed decisions. Through our auxiliaries and their award winning facilities, we also discover creative monetary streams for the University that are self-generated and sustainable. 

As a Tucson native and mother of two UA alumni, I take the responsibility of nurturing our students seriously. I take great pride in the excellent colleagues, programs and facilities that make up this exceptional division, which is committed to extraordinary student access and engagement for our Wildcats.

I invite you to learn more about SAEM/AISS and the positive impact of our division's success.

Bear Down,

Melissa Vito
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Strategic Initiatives