Valdis Zalite

Office:  University Center 206

Valdis Zalite joined the Academic Support Centers team in 2006. Mr. Zalite is a key player in the collaborative efforts and programming of the Academic Support Centers and the Enrollment Management and Student Success Division at Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Zalite serves on campus-wide committees addressing student and academic affairs in addition to supporting retention and graduation initiatives across campus. Mr. Zalite has presented at and served in leadership roles at the local, state, regional and national level and is a steadfast advocate for higher education and student success.

Professional Interests:

Educational Opportunity Association (EOA)
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Workshops and Presentations:
Perceived Support and Basic Need Fulfillment: The Gateway to Student Success
College Access & Success Programs: Connecting Your Students to Improve Retention, Matriculation and Graduation
The How, When and Why of Selecting a Major and Utilizing Your Resources

Wallace, W., Henry, R. & Zalite, V. (2017) University Tutorial Services (First-Year Seminar: Connecting to Southeast – University Interdisciplinary Studies textbook)
Ball, T & Zalite, V. (2011). Acquiring Knowledge vs. Task Completion: Professional Development or Training?
Thompson, M. & Zalite, V. (2009). Using the LASSI with Academically At-Risk Students (2009 LASSI in Action, On-Line Publication - Article 13)

Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University, May 2008
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Southeast Missouri State University, May 2005


(573) 986-6135
University Center 202

Academic Support Centers
One University Plaza, MS1850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701