Department Contacts

Students, faculty, and staff may contact the DAS Success Coaches for assistance based on the first letter of the student's last name:


Karen Meece, Success Coach 406-275-4790


Kim Barber, Success Coach 406-275-4868

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

John Peter Paul building - upstairs

Success Coaches

Student Success Coaches are part of the Department of Academic Success, located in the Alec Quequesah Building.

Success Coaches are caring individuals who work to support students academically and personally, serving as a connection to on and off campus resources related to, but not limited to:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Academic needs
  • Tutoring resources
  • Personal wellbeing
  • Funding for college and textbooks
  • Housing
  • Daycare
  • Time management
  • Career services
  • Disability services
  • Health and Wellness
  • ... and more

The success coach team provides referrals for counseling, tutoring, and other services, as well as acting as liaisons between students and faculty or other services to provide support and encouragement, while assisting the student to determine the best plan to achieve academic success.  Coaches are here to help students increase their potential by responding to an individual's academic needs and helping students unlock their potential to create success in their academic program.

Students may be referred by faculty or students may choose to directly visit with a Success Coach.

Special Program Exceptions

Students will meet with the assigned DAS Success Coach OR be directed to meet with another member of our Campus Student Success Team if the student is enrolled in another program.

TRIO Student Support Services

Sunshine Gaither

Disabilities & Veterans Services

Silas Perez

GEAR UP First Year Services

Terri Cordier

Students enrolled in the above programs may reach out directly to the individual program Success Coaches at any time. DAS and GEAR UP coaches are located in the Alec Quequesah Building. TRIO SSS and Disabilities and Veteran Services coaches are located in the Robert Depoe III Building