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Academic Success Coaches

Academic Success Coaching

Every learner at Southwestern College Professional Studies is assigned an academic success coach (ASC), who will be your support throughout your academic program. Your ASC plays a critical role in the your educational journey, serving as your supporter, interpreter and guide while working toward degree completion.

You can expect your coach to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate SCPS’s policies and procedures in relation to curriculum, enrollment and graduation requirements
  • Encourage and guide you to establish realistic goals and accept responsibility for your educational success
  • Support you in the venture of life-long learning, by communicating the purpose of higher education and how higher education impacts lives
  • Support SCPS in providing you, the non-traditional learner, educational opportunities that allow for full-time employment and life commitments
  • Monitor and provide accurate interpretation (degree plans) of your academic progress
  • Initiate and maintain open communication with you via telephone, e-mail, live chats and other such communication devices
  • Maintain confidentiality


Academic Success Coaches

Damien Akao

Damien Akao

Business Quality Management, Operations Management, and Computer Science

Phone: 316.866.3375
E-mail: damien.akao@sckans.edu
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3375
 
Damien earned his bachelor’s degree in sports communication and master’s degree in organizational leadership from Newman University. He also has an associate’s degree from Butler Community College. Damien is eager to help learners accomplish their academic goals. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active, watching NBA games, and spending time with family and friends.


Sadie Coffey

Sadie Coffey

Strategic Leadership, Human Resource Management and Development, Master’s in Leadership, Master’s in Management, PMBA, Master’s in Security and Emergency Studies, Master’s in Special Education (High and Low Incidence), Master’s in Teaching, and Curriculum and Instruction

Academic Success Coach
Phone: 316.866.3381
E-mail: sadie.coffey@sckans.edu
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3381

Sadie earned her B.S. in Communication with a minor in Marketing from Emporia State University in December 2019. She also has concentrations in Leadership Communication, Organizational Communication, and Relational Communication. When free, Sadie enjoys spending time with family and making Pinterest projects.

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