Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center supports Pitt-Johnstown’s mission to offer a high-quality educational experience by providing comprehensive services designed to strengthen learning, promote success, and enhance retention of students. Academic Success Center staff strive to appreciate and support the unique needs of each Pitt-Johnstown student.

Academic Success Center

G-16 Owen Library 


Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fax: 814-269-7177


 Common Learning Space

The ASC houses comfortable study space options including accommodations for individuals and small groups.

We invite students to use our small computer lab and printer -- and to reserve our Learning Lab, which features moveable seating and technology. Our SPA is home to the ASC’s Student Paraprofessionals, including our Mentors for Academic & Personal Success, Tutors and Tutoring Payroll Coordinator.

ASC Staff

The Academic Success Center staff proudly serves Pitt-Johnstown with a commitment to meeting the diverse needs of students. Every student possesses a unique set of skills and strengths that can be used to define his or her paths to personal and academic success. Our role is to empower and guide students on that journey.

The Director and Academic Counselors provide leadership for ASC services and serve as academic advisors to students who have not selected a major, counselors for Great Outcomes in Academic Learning (GOAL) and instructors for Major and Career Planning and Foundations of Learning.

Participating in the multiple and varied aspects of the ASC’s programs allows staff to cultivate relationships with most Pitt-Johnstown students. Getting to know the stories of our students contributes to our successful outcomes across the Center’s services.

ASC staff 2017

Seated left to right: Kate Stahl- Kinsinger, MA, Director; Maggie Ristow, MA Candidate; and Leanna Noon, MA, Academic Counselor & Tutoring Coordinator. Top row left to right: Colleen Grant, MEd Academic Counselor and FYSP Coordinator; Joan Keirn, Administrative Assistant; and BJ Sarneso, MA, Academic Counselor & GOAL Coordinator.