Success Coaches Advocate for First-Year Students

Sep 14th, 2015

Success Coaches Advocate for First-Year Students

Dear Parents,

Welcome to High Point University! It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Student Success Center.

The Student Success Center at High Point University is designed to ensure students complete a successful transition through the first year of college. A team of coaches and an associate dean for student success provide multiple support systems that enhance the learning experience and ease the transition to college by engaging students on campus from day one. As President Qubein remarked at the Opening Convocation: “At HPU we don’t weed students out of the system. We weave them into the family.”

Student success coaches meet one-on-one with first-year students to assess their needs and chart a course towards excellence. The coach and student discuss plans that encompasses every aspect of the student’s life – academic, personal, career and social. The center works with multiple stakeholders across campus, including professors, advisors, student organizations, student life, the campus activities team and many others to ensure students engage with our network of resources. Coaches strategically align with specific academic majors and departments to create targeted plans for a student’s academic path. Coaches are available to discuss topics of interests, issues with transition, and goals of your students and connect them to campus resources to make it happen. We love assisting our newest students connect to the High Point University family.

While faculty and staff are here to help your student on their journey, this is a partnership. To succeed, they will need to work hard, prepare, study, give back and commit to a purposeful collaboration with our faculty mentors and fellow students. We appreciate you entrusting us with your student and take that responsibility seriously.

I would love to connect with you. Please contact me if you have any Student Success questions, concerns or success stories. We look forward to partnering with your student and you.

Dr. Beth Holder
Associate Dean for Student Success