Student Retention Coaches

The Retention Student Success Coaches attend to the needs of both diverse and non-diverse student populations. Our coaches work tirelessly to provide students with a range of support, programs, and services in order to ensure student success, which leads to increased retention and graduation rates. We are located at Mowery Hall and as an adjustment in response to COVID-19, all support, programs, and services have shifted to online delivery.

Some programs include:

  • Ask us anything!   
  • Virtual Coaching Check-ins  
  • Heightened and Strategic Resources Assistance 
  • Virtual Early Alert Case Meetings 
  • Student support tabling  
  • Residence Hall Visits 
  • Financial Literacy Workshop 
  • Informative Podcasts

Skills we can work on together: 

  • Time Management  
  • Study Skills  
  • Resiliency Building  
  • Emotional Intelligence and Grit  
  • Positive Thinking  
  • Online Campus Resources  
  • Overcoming Barriers  
  • Coping Strategies  

Student Retention Coaches


John Ograh, M.S + " " +

John Ograh, M.S

Student Retention Coach
JEOgrah@Ship.edu
(717) 477 - 1123 x. 3654