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Why CAPE Matters 

The Betsy Wright Center for Academic & Professional Excellence officially opened its door on August 19, 2013. 

The mission of the CAPE is to cultivate excellence in learning and support services by providing faculty and staff with development opportunities and supports that foster student success. 

CAPE specialists are trained in areas such as instructional technology, web and electronic instructional material (EIM) accessibility, and curriculum and instructional design. We offer group workshops and programs, one-on-one consultations, and support for faculty and staff.  VC faculty and staff are also encouraged to request one-on-one consultations and support. All workshop and events are advertised as they are developed and become available.

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Babette Lowe
Dean, Academic Foundations & Student Success
(361) 485-6807

Karen Duffie
Administrative Assistant
(361) 573-3291 x3437

Deb Butler
Curriculum & Instruction Design Specialist II
(361) 573-3291 x3327 

Sandra Rippamonti
Curriculum & Instruction Design Specialist I
(361) 485-6842 x3426

Alex Suchon
Instructional Technology Specialist
(361) 572-6487

Liz Prickett
Alternative Media Specialist
(361) 573-3291 x3243

CAPE Advisory Council
The regular membership of the Center for Academic & Professional Excellence Advisory Council (CAPE) includes one representative from Curriculum and Instruction, two faculty representatives from each academic division, one representative from College Advancement and External Affairs, one representative from Administrative Services, and two representatives from Student Services. Representatives shall be appointed by their respective vice president.

Purpose: Serves as an advisory committee to the CAPE by making recommendations to the administration on strategies to ensure student success as related to the individual professional development needs of faculty and staff.

For more information, contact the Chair: Tisha Sternadel – College Advancement & External Affairs

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Contact CAPE 

Phone: (361) 485-6842

Fax: (361) 572-6419


Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours may be available by appointment or scheduled workshop

CAPE will have extended hours during the Fall and Spring semesters on two TBD weekday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Fridays

Physical Location:
CAPE Building
Building 9 on VC’s Campus Map

Mailing Address:
Victoria College
Center for Academic & Professional Excellence (CAPE)
2200 E Red River Street
Victoria, TX 77901

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