Student Success Center

Mollie Labeda

Assistant Director of Student Success and Academic Advising, Enrollment Management and Student Success

I majored in Psychology with a minor in Communications from Xavier. I earned my Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health.

I love reading, singing in my car and during karaoke and taking walks or Rollerblading.

I love working with students - especially easing concerns and making sure they feel better and more in control when they leave my office than when they arrived.  I am happy to help you learn to navigate college and Xavier so you thrive!

Hometown
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and have been in Cincinnati for 20 years.

Favorite thing about Xavier
The sense of community and genuine care for one another, as well as the focus on service and making the world a better place.

Favorite thing about Cincinnati
The history – such a rich story, and I love being on a river and being able to have a meal on a patio watching barges go by. You also cannot beat the Labor Day WEBN Fireworks! Also, Graeter’s Ice Cream is a must to try, especially if the sound of chocolate chunks as big as a glacier appeals to you.

Best advice for an incoming first year student
Take it day by day and give yourself some self-compassion – you are learning a lot in and outside of the classroom! Finally, ask for help when you see an issue on the horizon, versus when you are tripping over it under your feet. (Hint: That’s what I’m here for!)

First Year at Xavier

2009