Your College Life Coach

Student Success

Student Success is committed to helping you successfully navigate college life at Southern Virginia University—inside and outside of the classroom. Your Student Success coach will provide personalized support to help you get the most out of your experience, graduate on time, and answer any questions that come up along the way.

Student Success can help you with:

Time Management

Work with your success coach to master tools of time management and scheduling to more effectively navigate your college experience.

Goal Setting

Your student success coach can be an accountability mentor and help you keep your academic goals.


Learn to prioritize the most important things in your schedule and use your time to accomplish your goals.

Balancing Commitments

Life is a balancing act, and our success coaches can help you learn what can help you have a balanced, fulfilling college experience.

Accessibility & Learning Accommodations

If you had an IEP or 504 plan in high school or you believe that you’ll need academic or classroom accommodations because of a disability, reach out to our team as soon as possible to receive the accommodations you need.

Link to accommodations page in the catalogReasonable Accommodations Policies

Meet Your Success Coach

Michael Frye

Michael Frye

Director of Student Success

Kathie Kloepping

Katie Kloepping

Success Coach

Jamie Chandler

Jamie Chandler

Accommodations Director; Assistant to the Provost

Alicia Byrd

Alicia Byrd

Success Coach · Accommodations Specialist