College of Adult and Lifelong Learning

Success Coaches

What is a success coach?

Success coaches in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning (CALL) work specifically with adult students and provide individualized life, career, and academic coaching. A success coach serves as a central point of contact to assist students with any questions, problems, issues, or concerns they have related to their University of Toledo experience. Success coaches communicate with students regularly via email, phone, text, and/or social media regarding important messages and deadlines related to registration, financial aid, etc. Learn more about Success Coaches across the campus! 

Why should I meet with my success coach? Success Coach 1

Research shows that the most successful college students utilize personal support services such as coaching. Our desire is for students at UT to realize early on that asking for and taking advantage of help is a mark of intelligence and not an indicator of weakness. In addition to assisting you in resolving issues, addressing concerns, or answering questions related to your UT experience, one of the greatest services success coaches provide students is the chance to sit down face-to-face and discuss and clarify personal and professional goals. Your  success coach will ask you questions that encourage you to think in more detail/depth about your future. Success coaches want to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be. They work collaboratively with you to take a closer look at academic challenges, as well as other areas that may be hindering your success (i.e. work stress, relationship issues, health/wellness, managing finances, handling multiple priorities/responsibilities, etc.) Who you know on campus influences what you know, so be sure to meet with your success coach because he/she is very knowledgeable about campus resources that will help you succeed.  

How are success coaches different from academic advisers?

Academic advisers help students with their academic plan of study or what classes are required for their major in order to reach graduation in a timely manner. A student's academic adviser can change if the student changes his or her major. Your success coach can help to direct you on all of the other questions that you may have related to your UT experience and stays with you throughout your time at The University of Toledo.

When can a student meet with their coach? 

Coaches are available for one-on-one appointments in person and over the phone. Students can call or email their coach to schedule an appointment.

Consider meeting with your success coach:

  • At the beginning of the semester to review your course load and devise strategies to attach your work.
  • Mid-semester, as you've settled into classes and are aware of long-term assignments, exams, quizzes, etc.
  • At the end of the semester, to sharpen your focus on your remaining work and plan for future semesters. 

Success Coach Syllabus

Similar to a course syllabus that students receive on the first day of class, the Success Coach Syllabus provides a brief outline of what a success coach is and how they support adult students at UT.
Click here for the Success Coach Syllabus.


Learn more about Success Coaches! 


Who are the coaches?

AngieAngie Duran

Rocket Hall 1300
Office: 419.530.3312
Text Only: 419-434-1253



 Chris VChris Villarreal
Rocket Hall 1300
Office: 419.530.3278


Table for 10

We hope you'll consider joining us for an upcoming Table for 10 event hosted by the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning Success Coaches. Table for 10 is an opportunity to meet and connect with other UT adult students.

Why should you join us? You'll learn about campus resources, important upcoming events and deadlines, and get valuable information that will contribute to your success at UT. You'll have the opportunity to provide input regarding your experiences as an adult student at UT. Most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other adult students. 



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1. UT Learning Enhancement Center

2. Student Recreation Center

3. Calendar of Events

4. Important Dates/Deadlines

5. Office of Student Involvement

6. Office of Financial Aid

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8. Center for Experiential Learning & Career Development

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Last Updated: 6/9/16