Sara Solloway (she/her/hers)

Assistant Dean for Student Academic Success
Academic Success Coach


Areas of Interest

  • 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 a 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 a family member, mental health issues, and other crisis-related issues.
  • General academic planning and gpa calculation.
  • Coaching undeclared students with major exploration.
  • Many years of experience working with first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.


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

Professional Memberships

  • NACADA - National Academic Advising Association 
  • JASPA - Jesuit Education Association of Student Personnel Administration 
  • ACPA - American College Personnel Association 
  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • FYE - First Year Experience and Students in Transition 

Fun facts

Year Started at USF: 2004
Hometown: born and raised in Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa - a true midwesterner

  • I enjoy watching movies, reading, walking my dog, kayaking, traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends.
  • During college, I spontaneously took off for Europe for 6 weeks during the summer by myself and loved every minute of it!
  • 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!
  • I am a member of the Jane Austen Society - I love Jane Austen's work!
  • Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Colts, SF Giants, Boston Red Sox, SF 49ers.
  • I have run in two full marathons (Chicago and Dallas) and 3 half marathons (Indianapolis, Columbus, and San Francisco).
  • I have volunteered at the SF SPCA with their Animal Assistance Therapy Program.

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