Whether you’re living on campus, commuting to class, taking evening courses, or even working on your degree online—you’re going to face some challenges in your life as a college student.

That’s why every Coker student is assigned a student success coach at the beginning of their college career. This specially trained staff member will work with you to overcome any obstacles that may arise, and serves as a main point of contact when you need to talk to somebody at the college.

Everyone needs help from time to time. Student success coaches assist students every day in a variety of areas, including:

  • Time Management
  • Writing Skills
  • Career Coaching
  • Internship Search
  • Homesickness
  • Registering for Classes
  • Using Coker’s Online Platforms
  • Study Skills
  • Returning to School After Time Away

Your student success coach will guide you through the college experience and connect you with beneficial campus resources. They work directly with students, often with one-on-one coaching, to answer questions, provide clarity, navigate complicated processes, and build relationships with the Coker community.


Whitney Watts

Whitney Watts, M.Ed.

Dean of Student Success

Malcolm Kendrick Reed

Malcolm Kendrick Reed, M.Ed.

Director of Student Success Programs & First-Year Experience

Caroline Fulghum

Caroline Fulghum

Coordinator for the Office of Student Success

Whitney Cranford

Whitney Cranford

Student Success Coach

Lyn S. Joyce

Lyn S. Joyce, M.Ed.

Career Coach

Richard E. Coldwell

Richard E. Coldwell, M.A.

Student Success Coach

Aaron Beebe

Aaron Beebe, M.A.

Director of Student Athlete Affairs & Event Management

Tamara Hoefer

Tamara Hoefer, B.A.

Coordinator for the Wiggins School of Education