The First-Year Personal Coaching Program (FYPCP) is a component of the Total Residential Undergraduate Education (TRUE) designed to support first year resident students in their search and discovery of educational, personal, professional and social growth and advancement on and beyond the college campus. The focal point of the program will encourage and assist students in making healthier life choices and to seek greater levels of responsibility for life progression and success. The personal coaching experience will motivate students toward their educational/life goals by providing structure, support and feedback. It will encourage students to learn new behaviors and habits and even new ways of thinking. Personal coaching is an ongoing partnership between a coach (Resident Director) and a student for the purpose of fostering success skills on/off the college campus. Together, the student and coach will discuss and devise realistic action plans for establishing and accomplishing goals. The process is designed so that the student is supported and encouraged through-out the coaching process. The agenda is initiated by the student and focuses on the process of discovery and inquiry.
To schedule appointments with the Resident Director (RD) of your assigned residential housing facility please see contact information below.
The Resident Directors are located at 164 Liberty Street. Their office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with occasional evening hours.
Michael Chavis, Resident Director/Coach Clee Hall, Michael_Chavis@Bloomfield.edu or ext. 351
Christina Berrouet, Resident Director/Coach Schweitzer Hall, Christina_Berrouet@bloomfield.edu or ext. 357
To learn more about your Resident Director please read below:
Resident Director for Schweitzer Hall, 19 Austin, 23 Austin, 25 Austin
Resident Director for Clee Hall, 21 Austin and 61 Oakland
Michael Chavis is a native of Hillside, NJ. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in African World Studies & History from William Paterson University of New Jersey. He is currently pursuing his Master of Sciences Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Administration & Student Leadership from Kaplan University. Mr. Chavis brings with him several years of experience in the areas of both Residential Life and Student Activities. "I possess a deep rooted passion for fostering an environment that continues to empower and uplift our students."
If you ever have a question, please do not hestitate to ask us!
- Your Coaching RD's, Christina & Michael