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Sara Solloway

Academic Success Coach, Director of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs

Areas of Interest:

  • Intrusive Academic Advising/Coaching Interventions:.
  • Academic coaching for students on Academic Probation.
  • Academic coaching for students struggling with classes (motivational issues and time management problems, etc.).
  • Academic coaching for students withdrawing from classes.
  • Academic coaching for students taking a leave of absence or returning from leave of absence.
  • Academic advocacy and coaching for students with incomplete grades, classroom etiquette experiences, including communicating with your professor, etc..
  • Academic advocacy and coaching for students who are struggling with personal issues such as death or sickness of family member, mental health issues, and other crisis related issues.
  • General academic planning and gpa calculation.
  • Coaching undeclared students with major exploration.
  • Many years experience working with first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.

Year Started at USF: 2005
Hometown: born and raised in Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa - a true midwesterner


  • Bachelor of Science - Ball State University (Munice, Indiana), Speech Communications major.
  • Master of Science - Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Indiana), Counseling, College Student Personnel Administration

Professional Memberships:

  • National Academic Advising Association
  • I was also very actively involved with Association of College Unions International (ACUI) in my previous positions.

Fun facts:

  1. I enjoy watching movies, reading, walking my dog, kayaking, traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends..
  2. During college I spontaneously took off for Europe for 6 weeks during the summer by myself and loved every minute of it!.
  3. I can shop for hours, when I'm with my sisters and mom, we shop about 6-8 hours per day when we are together!.
  4. I am a member of the Jane Austen Society - I love Jane Austen's work!.
  5. Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Colts, SF Giants, Boston Red Sox, SF 49ers.
  6. I have run in two full marathons (Chicago and Dallas) and 3 half marathons (Indianapolis, Columbus, and San Francisco).
  7. I'm currently a volunteer at the SF SPCA with their Animal Assistance Therapy Program.

Contact Me

Email: Sara Solloway
Phone: (415) 422-6742
Visit me during Office Hours!