University of Houston-Victoria

Student Success Coaches

Success Coaching

How does student success coaching work?

Student Success Coaches visit with students face-to-face, by telephone, or via email. The coaching sessions are not long, and students can call or email at any time to make appointments. Some students opt to visit with a Success Coach once a week, twice a month or twice a semester, while others may want to visit more frequently.


Assisting Students

The Success Coach assists students with various strategies to effectively use their time and stay focused on their educational goals. The Coach helps students make good choices and overcome obstacles. In addition, Coaches work with students by providing suggestions on improving relationships with other students and friends.

Coaches are there for students when problems arise with attendance and as they work to develop time-management techniques. They also provide assistance with general information, and act as a mentor and confidant. A Success Coach motivates and inspires students to reach out and accomplish goals that they never thought were possible. They also connect students with Career Services staff who help them make good choices in their career paths and achieve their dreams.


Success Coach Visits

Students visit with a Success Coach when it is convenient for them. Students at UHV can stop by Room 133 of University West at any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment to speak (in person or by phone) to a Coach about academic courses, advising, degree progression, time management, tutoring sessions, short-term and long-term goals, etc. Call (361)570-4288 or email to schedule an appointment.


What we do for students

  • Provide academic advising & registration
  • Provide degree planning
  • Provide TSI assistance & information
  • Improve effectiveness in and out of the classroom
  • Connect students with the campus community
  • Create balance and develop stress management
  • Boost self-confidence and develop goals for the future
  • Provide workshops
  • Student Success
  • Registration

Our goal as 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.


What is Student Success Coaching?

Student Success Coaching is a rewarding process that assists college students with short- and long- term goal setting and gives students the tools to make those goals become a reality. Success Coaches help students overcome fears of not being able to succeed in college. In addition, Coaches work with freshmen and sophomore students to motivate them to make sound decisions in order to accomplish their educational goals in a timely manner.

How to schedule an appointment with your Success Coach:

Using your smart phone follow the steps below:

  1. Search for “Navigate Student” and download the app.
  2. Search for “Victoria” and select the University of Houston-Victoria.
  3. Sign in with your UHV log in information. (This log in is the same as your email and JagSpace.)
  4. Once the app opens, click “Appointments” and schedule an advising appointment with me in the Student Success Center.