Tel: 319-335-3555
Fax: 319-353-2537

2750 University Capitol Centre
200 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA 52242

Offices are closed due to COVID-19 protocols. Please email or call.

Kelly Bridenstine, Secretary
Katie Newcomb, Assistant Director
Mike Meginnis- Academic Coach
Scarlet Davis - Academic Coach


As part of the Center for Inclusive and Academic Excellence (CIAE), Campus Outreach Services (COS) provides one-on-one academic coaching and facilitates academic and cultural services geared toward supporting:

  • Students with disabilities
  • Students with marginalized racial/ethnic identities
  • First-generation college students
  • Low-income students
  • LGBTQ+ students

Interested in meeting with an Academic Coach? You can schedule an appointment in three ways:

  1. To request an individual appointment, please email TRIO SSS students, please email if you’d like to meet with an Academic Coach in COS.
  2. If you are an Advantage Iowa scholar, but not a TRIO SSS student, you should have received an email with information on signing up for a group meeting with your assigned coach using SignUpGenius. If you can't find that email, please send an email to, and they can help you connect with your coach.
  3. If you've already participated in a group meeting with your assigned coach, feel free to email them about having an additional, individual meeting--and if you'd rather meet with someone else, you can email

Under normal circumstances, the Academic Coaches meet with students in scheduled appointments or walk-in meetings. Due to COVID-19, we are not currently taking any in-person appointments, and walk-in appointments are therefore unavailable.