University of Houston-Victoria

Curriculum and Student Achievement

Success Coaches and Success Advisors


The mission of Success Coaches is to help students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in higher education by providing support and connecting them to resources.


  1. Increase visibility of Student Success Coaches on campus while drawing attention to services provided by the Success Center.
  2. Provide freshmen and sophomores with an exceptional advising experience.
  3. Increase retention of all students through the Early Alert System.
  4. Help students hone the skills necessary to be successful in college.
  5. Improve students communication skills..
  6. Encourage campus and community involvement.
  7. Help students set attainable goals and formulate plans to achieve them.

Meet The Student Success Team

Student Success Coaches and Student Success Advisors are here to assist incoming freshmen students and returning students with less than 45 credit hours. They provide services such as advising, registration help, success coaching, and skill building.

  Tom Weller


Before arriving at the University of Houston-Victoria, Tom served as a Trio Writing Specialist at Indiana State University for sixteen years. Additionally, Tom has worked as a sexuality educator in inner-city Pittsburgh schools, an adult education instructor in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, a professional writing consultant at Bucknell University, a workforce development instructor in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and as an organizer and trainer for village water committees while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Beinamar, Chad.

Tom’s flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of print and online literary journals, and his short story collection And There Came Forth a Great Fish: Stories will be published by Gateway Literary Press in January 2022.

Tom lives in Victoria with his wife and his dog, Beans.

 All other majors please email studentsuccessadvisor@uhv.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Tom Weller


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • Communication
  • Communication Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish

  Courtney Bosier Hawthorne


I’m a Jaguar through and through! I earned my BA in Humanities English and my MS in Publishing from the University of Houston Victoria. This place and the people in it have a special place in my heart, and so do you. I’ve worked in higher education in various capacities both here and at Victoria College and I’m extremely passionate about what I do. I am always happy to help, lend a listening ear, advise, guide, and even laugh with you, so please never hesitate to reach out to me. As a Success Coach, some of you will see me as your UNIV instructor and others in an academic coaching and advising capacity. I work primarily with students who have less than 45 credit hours majoring in all undergraduate programs under the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development and Humanities majors in the School of Arts and Sciences.

I’m a huge fan of the performing arts. Another way I serve the Victoria Community is by sitting on the Victoria Ballet Theatre Board of Trustees where we work diligently to bring the gift of dance, from classical ballet to modern dance, to all who are interested. Some other hobbies of mine include singing, crocheting, cooking, reading, and writing. If you are looking for connections to any of these hobbies or activities on campus or in the Victoria community, don’t hesitate to stop by. If I can’t help you personally, I can connect you to someone who can.

And lastly, I’m very family oriented. My husband and I recently welcomed a beautiful baby who brings me joy daily. I love cooking huge meals and inviting my siblings and parents over to just eat, laugh, and hang out. We play games (although I am often banned for being too competitive) and talk about everything under the sun. I’m committed to being light and bringing joy to all those around me, and that includes you so please never be afraid to come to me with any questions or concerns that you may have either in person or via email. My office is a judgment-free zone. It’s a safe space for you to be heard, and I will always work hard to provide you with the help and answers that you need.

 For all other majors please email studentsuccessadvisor@uhv.edu if you have any questions or concerns. 

Courtney Bosier-Hawthorne


College of Education and Health Professions

  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood - Grade 6 Core Subjects Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Grades 4-8 Core Subjects Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Exercise Sports Science specialization
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Pre-Applied Health specialization
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Sports Management specialization
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - K-12 Teaching certificate focus
  • Secondary (Grades 7-12) Content Area in conjunction with College (Liberal Arts & Social SciencesLASS or Natural & Applied Sciences)


  Kendall Aguero


My name is Kendall Aguero! I received my BBA in Healthcare Administration, and I'm currently studying for my M.Ed in Adult and Higher Education at UHV. I have been around and involved on campus for a while and love the UHV community. I live in Victoria with my husband and cat. I am a proud cat mama to Ms. Charlene, a tortoiseshell cat with a sassy attitude! I love drinking tea and reading about motivation, productivity, and balancing life and goals. I'm always available to chat about finding grace in life. I love working with Jaguars, and I hope you stop by the Success Center to chat. You have so much support, and my door is always open. It is a great time to be a Jaguar!

All other majors please email studentsuccessadvisor@uhv.edu if you have any questions or concerns. 

Kendall Aguero


  • Undeclared

College of Business

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management