From the Assistant Dean of Students

Welcome!

It is a privilege to continue to serve you as we mark our 30th year of providing exemplary college access services to the St. Louis community. Since its inception in 1986, the Bridge Program remains one of the most successful and widely emulated models for precollegiate programming in the St. Louis community.

With continued support from all stakeholders, Bridge will continue to succeed in combating the challenges that impede college access for all. We proudly remain unmatched, maintaining a record of 100% participating graduates who complete high school and successfully transition to a post-secondary institution. Our goal is to remain unmatched in minimizing the gaps that impede a student’s ability to successfully transition to college.

It is our intention to continue demonstrating effective college access services with the collaborative efforts of the parents, campus faculty and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and supportive donors. Our commitment to you is that we will continue to advance the vision of the community served to promote and impact the lives of students who seek higher education. Each of us play a critical role in improving the educational outcomes for students in this community. We invite and encourage you to join our efforts.

All the Best,

Natissia

Natissia Small, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs
University of Missouri-St. Louis
precollegiate@umsl.edu