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Director of Student Success

Shannon Barton


Shannon Barton is the Director of Student Success. She leads a team of expert Student Success Advisors who, through innovative and engaging student support strategies, ensure that students within our Partner programs are supported, informed, and have the best possible experience throughout their student journey towards graduation. 

What do you bring to Keypath as Director of Student Success?

I have more than 10 years of experience in higher education across multiple areas of the business. I have a strong understanding of what students need as they move through their educational journey and am always looking for ways to improve the student experience. I also recognize the important relationship between high-performing teams and overall employee engagement/culture.

What excites you about higher education?

Working in higher education, you have the ability to impact the lives of so many people who want to improve their lives through education. It’s a great feeling knowing what you and your team are doing day-to-day is positively impacting people all over the world.

What is the one hobby you cannot live without? 

I’m a huge sports fan, so anything to do with watching and cheering on my favourite teams.

If you found yourself stranded on a deserted island, what book would you wish you had? 

Definitely a book about how to get rescued from a deserted island. I’d go crazy!

"Living is like tearing through a museum.  Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it all in at once.”

Audrey Hepburn