Welcome From The Director

Dr. Gabrielle Miller

Greetings from the University of Arizona!

At the SALT Center we believe that, given the opportunity, every individual has the potential to grow, to learn, and succeed, regardless of their challenges. This ‘growth mindset’ informs how we work with students and how we operate as an organization.

In this issue of the SALT Center Journal, I invite you to discover how students, staff, and parents all benefit from ‘growth mindset.’ We share a summary of the framework and examples of how this approach has helped us continue to improve services for students and, through our newly created Bartlett Labs, develop the cutting-edge solutions undergraduates with learning and attention challenges need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

The SALT Center’s enhancement of student services and the launch of Bartlett Labs is possible through a transformative gift from longtime supporters, Bruce and Patricia Bartlett, who are the proud parents of a SALT Center alumnus. Time and time again, the Bartletts have stepped up to empower the SALT Center to continually improve our services and grow as a national and international leader in this work. We are profoundly grateful for their vision, friendship and support.

Bartlett Labs, which will focus on both internal evaluation and applied, multi-disciplinary research, is an essential next step for the SALT Center. Through it, we will contribute to the University of Arizona’s strategic plan, modeling inquiry, collaboration, and discovery for students, staff and all stakeholders.

With all that’s happening we cannot forget that in 2020 the SALT Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary. It’s an incredible milestone and we’d like to celebrate by (re)connecting to all those who have been a part of the SALT Center. I’d like to invite all alumni and friends of the program to share their SALT Center stories with us. We want to know how the SALT Center has impacted your life so that we can celebrate your accomplishments and continue to encourage others. Share your stories online at tinyurl.com/SALTCenterStory.

Bear Down!

Gabrielle E. Miller, Ed.D. Executive Director