Dorianne Pollack

Dorianne Pollack Coordinator
Northern Arizona University
Disability Resources

Long Island, New York

MEd Education, MA Rehabilitation Counseling

What do you enjoy most about working with NAU undergrads?
I love the enthusiasm and determination undergraduates.

What is your favorite place on campus?
I love the Cline Library. The rounded, wood staircases and banisters, the open feeling in the entrance, the alcoves and small spaces in Periodicals, and the smell of the books always makes me feel like I've come home.

Why should students take advantage of the Student Success Coaching Program?
This time of transition for students offers many opportunities to learn and grow. This important time in a student's life should have strong foundations in empowerment and self-efficacy. Students who take advantage of this coaching opportunity are willing to make positive life decisions for themselves.

Student Success Coach 4 Significance
My vision as a Student Success Coach for Significance is to bring to the students I serve, the tools, the knowledge, and the confidence, to move positively and steadily toward their academic and personal goals. When each goal is accurately matched with the correct tool, knowledge about how to use the tool, and the confidence to use tools and supports, a critical tipping point is reached. This critical tipping point is exactly what makes the difference between change and change for significance.
My mission as a Student Success Coach 4 Significance is to know my students, know my tools and supports, and know my next steps with each student I serve. The dynamic use of these three pillars, creates a paradigm for significant change.

What is your greatest strength and how has it helped you in your career?
My greatest strength in my career is my empathy. I am a very good listener and am able to walk in the shoes of others. This helps me see many differing perspectives and possibilities for problem solving and growth.