Student Success Coaching

The Student Success Coaching program was implemented to assist freshmen in transitioning to college life during their freshman year. Students are linked to a Student Success Coach who can assist them with anything college related such as surviving roommate drama, getting connected to resources on campus such as student organizations, the Career Center, etc.  We can also help you refine your college student success skills, including time management and managing test anxiety.  Meetings last approximately 30-60 minutes once a week. For more information, please contact any of our coaches:

Meet Our Coaches

Toya Heard, Student Success Coach

About Toya: Toya is a native Californian with roots in Mississippi.  After the completion of her undergraduate studies, she returned to California, and then lived in both Texas and Georgia.  The return to Ole Miss led to experience serving as a tutor and Academic Strategist with Ole Miss Athletics. She is a 2018 graduate with an M.A. in Higher Education / Student Personnel; in addition, she is currently pursuing an M.Ed. in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. She currently serves as an Academic Success Coach under CSSFYE’s Academic Support Programs. Toya is immensely passionate about assisting students, and has a strong desire to help them holistically achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals by focusing on their strengths and positive attributes.   Toya and her husband Ronnie, also an alumnus of the University of Mississippi, were married in 2001 and have three children, Kaitlyn Paige, Parker Madison, and Reid Emerson Heard.


Kellen Weber, Student Success Coach

About Kellen: Kellen is from Madison, MS, and a 2017 graduate of Ole Miss with a degree in Psychology. He is currently in the graduate program for Counselor Education and serves as an Academic Success Coach under CSSFYE’s Academic Support Programs. Kellen took a year off after undergrad to work for his cousin in Ohio working as a provider/life coach for individuals with special needs, helping them to master life skills to successfully live on their own. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. In his free time, he enjoys working out, being around his friends, and listening to music. He is also a grill master and enjoys cooking. Kellen hopes to one day earn his Ph.D. and become a licensed counselor or join the FBI as a criminal profiler.