First Year Success

We focus on equipping our students to develop holistic support systems through various programs and services.

  • Serve as a resource and support for HBU students
  • Provides one-on-one coaching
  • Helps students identify and effectively use campus resources
  • Monthly Lunch and Learn Workshops to assist holistic student development
  • Encourage student engagement in the HBU community
  • Freshmen year Advising
  • First Generation Success Program (Gen-1)

We require all freshmen to meet their success coach at least two times per semester.

Contact Your Success Coach

kimberly ramosKimberly Ramos

Director of First Year Success
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 111
Degree: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Houston Baptist University
Biography: Kimberly loves traveling with her husband, spending time with her children, and trying out new recipes from Pinterest. When Kimberly is not walking the trails, her passion is to equip students for a successful college career and beyond.


Annel Gonzalez

First Year Success  Coach
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 108
Degree: MA in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M International University
Biography: Annel loves spending time with her family, enjoys running, and spending time outdoors. She is a passionate Real Madrid and Man United soccer fan.


Luke Humphreys

First Year Success Coach
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 105
Degree: Currently pursuing MA in Theological Studies, Houston Baptist University.
Biography: Luke loves spending time with his wife, studying theology and contemplating cultural trends. He is into hip-hop, sports and loves practically everything Ohio related.


vivian medrano headshotVivian Medrano

First Year Success Coach
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 104
Degree: EdD in Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
Biography: Vivian loves spending time with her husband and family. Since she is new to Houston, she enjoys exploring the city and food. Vivian is passionate about mentoring students and helping them succeed.


Ira Chapman

First Year Success Coach
Moody Library: Looper Learning Commons 106
Degree: M.A.E in Student Affairs, Western Kentucky University
Biography: Ira is from the great state of Ohio, and while he misses it very much he enjoys the unique beauty of Houston.  Ira loves meeting with students and getting to know them. He looks forward to working with students and helping them be successful here at HBU. In his free time he can be found getting lost in a book or working on a crocheting project.


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