Success at Every Step

  • Who are the coaches?
  • What should I expect?
  • How do I schedule an appointment?

Who are the coaches?

Student Success Coaches are trained peers who are ready to guide you on topics such as:

  • Self-Management
  • Study Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Accountability
  • Note Taking
  • Movtivation/Procrastination
  • Learning Styles

Meet the Burns and McDonnell Student Success Coaches!

What should I expect?

Coaching meetings are very casual. We will meet on your time and help you map a plan for achieving your goals. We realize that each person is different, so prepare to make a personalized strategy to reach your destination! You don't have to bring anything with you to your first meeting. If you would like to prepare in advance, feel free to jot down some of your academic goals. Meetings usually last about 30 minutes and take place in 198 Toomey.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leneisa Parks, Student Success Advisor, at 573-341-7590 or email her at



How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment in person in 198 Toomey Hall, or by calling the Student Success Center at (573)-341-7590. Once you get in contact with us, we will find a coach to fit your needs who will reach out to you to set up a time to meet. 


Student Success Coachesmeet in person following campus' COVID policies, with several classes being offered via zoom.