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 have convenient and accommodating availability with office hours from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

  • College Possible utilizes near-peer (recent college graduate) coaches who use a structured curriculum to help students get the most out of their four years and who serve as a resource for questions and concerns.
  • 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.


Lauren Garcia-PastorekLauren Garcia-Pastorek

Dean of Student Success & Persistence

Office Phone: 319.399.8242
Email: lgarciapastorek@coe.edu

Jaylah Roberts-ColemanJaylah Roberts-Coleman

College Possible Coach

Email: jnroberts@coe.edu

Alexis WhiteLexie White

College Possible Coach

Email: awhite@coe.edu

Josh KiteJosh Kite

Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission

Julie Staker.jpgJulie Staker

Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Institutional Effectiveness