Student Development

Success Coaches

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Location and Contact

101 Student Success Center

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We want every student to succeed. That’s why we coordinate student care across the university with offices including Academic Advising, Student Affairs, Culture and Identity Centers, and Student Advocacy and Wellness. It’s also why we reach out to faculty throughout the semester, offering the opportunity to alert us to students who might benefit from early intervention or connection with campus and community resources.

What students say about our Success Coaches

Success Coach Assignments

All students are assigned to one Success Coach based on the alphabet and the first letter of their last name.

Last Name Begins With Success Coach
A-F Michelle Dixon
G-O Carolyn Gunn
P-Z Megan Conley

Success Coaches reach out to students throughout the semester to encourage success in the classroom, provide holistic support, and connect students to appropriate resources across the campus and community.

Reach out to your Success Coach if you:

  • Need additional support navigating academic and financial policies.
  • Are facing external challenges that may be impacting your academic performance.
  • Need extra assistance in connecting with campus resources.


Our success coaches have years of experience in international education, college admissions, advising, financial aid, student affairs, and veteran and military services, as well as degrees in gender and sexuality issues, counseling, divinity, management, educational policy and leadership, and student affairs in higher education. We're here to help you put together an action plan to support your continued success at Wright State.

Amanda Watkins, M.Ed.

Assistant Registrar, Student Services and Operations
Medical Sciences Bldg 246, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Megan L. Conley, M.A.

First Year Student Success
Success Coach
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Student Success 101, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Michelle L. Dixon, M.Div

First Year Student Success
Retention Specialist
Student Union 023W, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Carolyn Gunn, M.Ed.

First Year Student Success
Success Coach
Student Union 023L, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


The student retention team serves students by identifying barriers to success, teaching students to navigate college life, and developing strategies that empower students to achieve their educational goals at Wright State University.


The student retention team will play a vital role in increasing course completion, semester-to-semester persistence, and year-to-year retention at Wright State University.

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