Student Success & Persistence

The Office of Student Success & Persistence provides an inclusive, welcoming environment to empower students to successfully transition to Coe and through graduation.

The Office of Student Success & Persistence helps first-year students with their transition to college. Success Coaches provide proactive outreach to ensure that students are aware of important information, as well as connected to resources on campus and in the Cedar Rapids community. The staff in the Office of Student Success & Persistence are available to help first-year students navigate Coe and connect with the people, tools and resources to be successful.

Our team is available by appointment but welcomes drop-in appointments as well. We are centrally located in Stewart Memorial Library with staff available from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

The Office of Student Success & Persistence plans the orientation events at Coe to ensure you have a smooth transition to college and are introduced to campus resources that will be invaluable during your time at Coe. 

We know new students are provided with a lot of information that may be hard to remember. The benefit of attending a place like Coe is there is an abundance of resources available to help you succeed.

Remember: your rise starts with the raise of your hand. When you are unsure of where to go for help, you are always welcome to let us know how we can support you by completing this form

Cedar Rapids Resources:

Schedule an appointment with a Success Coach

Questions about campus? Looking for things to do in Cedar Rapids? Need help adjusting to college?

Schedule an appointment with a coach!

Choose the day and time that works best for you. Your Success Coach will be in touch to confirm your appointment.

Lauren Garcia-PastorekLauren Garcia-Pastorek

Dean of Student Success & Persistence

Office Phone: 319.399.8242

Jaylah Roberts-ColemanJaylah Roberts-Coleman

Success Coach

Office Phone: 319.399.8493

Alexis WhiteLexie White

Success Coach

Office Phone: 319.399.8496  Email:

Josh KiteJosh Kite

Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission

Julie Staker.jpgJulie Staker

Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Institutional Effectiveness