Success Coaching

Success coaching is a personalized program to support you in achieving your long-term goals. This type of coaching has had a significant impact on students who are making the transition to college life. Students who work with a success coach tend to get better grades and be more effective in balancing school, work, and campus activities. They are also more likely to complete their degree on time. Bottom line: Your success coach will help you navigate life at Loyola and get you connected to the services and programs that are provided by the university to promote your personal success in college.

Who are the success coaches?

As a Loyola student, you will be paired with a success coach who will offer you support and guidance for your college journey. Success coaches work with you to make sure you have the tools and resources you need to have a great academic experience. They’ll also you help you stay focused on your long-term goals and make sure you’re taking the best steps now to achieve your dreams for the future. Success coaches come from different backgrounds and interests and are sensitive to the needs of Loyola’s diverse student body. They’re all college graduates, and they’ve undergone extensive training that has prepared them to work with students like you. You can speak with your coach on the phone or communicate using email or text. 

Why see a success coach?

Success coaches will support you as you identify and meet your academic goals. They’ll work with you to develop great academic habits and set milestones for your progress. Together, you’ll reflect on what’s going well and discuss how you can overcome challenges when they arise. Success coaches are passionate about teaching students to navigate Loyola’s resources and can show you how to find the information you need. Success coaches also support you in managing your life outside of school because things like extracurricular activities, roommate issues, finances, or even family obligations can sometimes affect your academic progress. Your success coach is a valuable counterpart to your academic adviser. Your academic adviser can help you make choices about what courses to take and advise on the specific skills you need for your chosen major. Your coach helps you get the most from your coursework and everything Loyola has to offer.

Students and coaches are also encouraged to attend a Success Workshop, hosted by one of the staff members in the center.

How do I learn more?

First years entering Loyola in Fall 2017 will be assigned to a coach. Non-first years who would like a coach should submit a request here

If you have questions, contact Elizabeth Rainey

Success Coaches

Katie Bandy, Career Coach

Paul Beuhler, Honors 

Laura Coutts, Career Coach

Angie Dyer, Marketing and Communications

Emily Farrow, Student Success

Josh Harris, Student Success

Laura Jayne, Communications

Kristiana Llanos, Student Success

Jolleen Quimba, Student Success

Elizabeth Rainey, Student Success

Caitlyn Ridley, Business

Karen Rosenbecker, Arts and Sciences 

Nancy Rowe, Student Success

Tracey Watts, Arts and Sciences

Frazier Woods, Student Success