Chelsea Dey named success coach of the year by NASPA

Chelsea Dey in front of Millie the Millipede

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA) Success Coaching Knowledge Community annually recognizes a professional that has shown innovation above and beyond the role as a professional mentor or coach within the field of success coaching. Award winners must adhere to professional standards within the association and demonstrate their unique contributions to success coaching to enhance the life of their students.

Chelsea Dey is one of two coaches who will receive the national award at the NASPA 2024 Annual Conference in March. Dey began her professional career at Wichita State five years ago as the first success coach, serving students in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Currently, she serves the students in the College of Health Professions and serves as the lead success coach in Student Success. She also serves on a number of campus committees in her current role.

“Chelsea has been instrumental in building the Success Coaching program at Wichita State,” said Kim Sandlin, director of Student Success. “Faculty, staff and most importantly students have all given individual examples of the positive impact she has on student experiences, not only in CHP but also across all majors through her leadership and commitment to coaching students.”